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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "OpenmeetingsProposal" by SebastianWagner
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 09:58:21 GMT
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The "OpenmeetingsProposal" page has been changed by SebastianWagner:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OpenmeetingsProposal?action=diff&rev1=31&rev2=32

  == Background ==
  Openmeetings was developed since 2007 by Sebastian Wagner and willing developers. The project
ships a release approximately once per quarter. It was developed using LGPL license, and developers
are currently thinking of re-licensing it under Apache License 2.0.
  
- The project started as module by Sebastian Wagner for an ELearning platform (Dokeos) and
was then split into a separated project. That is the reason why there is a strong relation
to educational institutions that are using OpenMeetings and there are integrations for platforms
like Moodle, ATutor, Sakai, STudIP or ILias available (http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/MoodlePlugins).
The relation to educational institutions also subsequently lead to some projects funded by
the EU where OpenMeetings was involved, for example by the Swedish/Finish Centre of Open-Source
OpenKarken (Case-Study about the EU project at OSOR.eu: http://www.osor.eu/studies/finland-and-sweden-collaborate-using-oss
)
+ The project started as module by Sebastian Wagner for an ELearning platform (Dokeos) and
was then split into a separated project. That is the reason why there is a strong relation
to educational institutions that are using OpenMeetings and there are integrations for platforms
like Moodle, ATutor, Sakai, STudIP or ILias available (http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/MoodlePlugins).
The relation to educational institutions also subsequently lead to some projects funded by
the EU where OpenMeetings was involved, for example by the Swedish/Finish Centre of Open-Source
!OpenKarken (Case-Study about the EU project at OSOR.eu: http://www.osor.eu/studies/finland-and-sweden-collaborate-using-oss
)
  
- The integration and internationalization of the project was a primary focus right from the
start of the project. Since Version 0.5 there is a Language-Editor (http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/LanguageEditor)
to edit labels, export and import them as XML and you can use those XML files for future installations
(or contribute it to the community). There are currently around 30 languages available.  Since
version 0.5.1 there is also a SOAP API to integrate OpenMeetings. We constantly improve this
SOAP/REST API (http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/SoapMethods) with new functionality
with a strong focus on Security and usability. The auth-mechnism is quite similar to OAuth,
you create some token and then assign rights to the token. (Documentation for Single Sign
On: http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/DirectLoginSoapGeneralFlow)
+ The integration and internationalization of the project was a primary focus right from the
start of the project. Since Version 0.5 there is a Language-Editor (http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/LanguageEditor)
to edit labels, export and import them as XML and you can use those XML files for future installations
(or contribute it to the community). There are currently around 30 languages available.  Since
version 0.5.1 there is also a SOAP API to integrate !OpenMeetings. We constantly improve this
SOAP/REST API (http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/SoapMethods) with new functionality
with a strong focus on security and usability. The auth-mechnism is quite similar to OAuth,
you create some token and then assign rights to the token. (Documentation for Single Sign
On: http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/DirectLoginSoapGeneralFlow)
  
- The project name "OpenMeetings" and logos are inspired by Ludovic Gasc who has been the
project manager at Dokeos and the time Sebastian split OpenMeetings as separated project.
+ The project name "!OpenMeetings" and logos are inspired by Ludovic Gasc who has been the
project manager at Dokeos at the time Sebastian split !OpenMeetings as separated project.
  
  === Rationale ===
  Last year most major vendors started commercial web conferencing solutions. This is an important
part of software ecosystem, and there is an urge to consolidate open source development efforts
in this direction.

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