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From Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Wed, 28 Oct 2009 07:11:38 GMT
Hello Paul,
Thanks for a good question!

Openmeetings is red5 application which is very close to ordinary web
application. AFAIU, the last change by Sebastian makes them even
closer by implementing ".war" deployment. The code of the projects
does not overlap in any way, and projects are connected via dynamic
linking. AFAIK, dynamic linking of separate modules is permitted by
LGPL.

Digging this deeper, most dynamic linking is with a web server (i.e.
Tomcat or Jetty) embedded into Red5, which is Apache licensed. To the
best of my knowledge openmeetings communicate with a media server
mostly using sockets, so some distribution re-packs may eliminate even
dynamic linking.




On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 1:01 AM, Paul Querna <paul@querna.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:22 AM, Sebastian Wagner <seba.wagner@gmail.com> wrote:
>> hi,
>>
>> we would like to propose Openmeetings project to join the incubator.
>>
>> Full Proposal:
>> http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/OpenmeetingsProposal
>>
>> Quick summary:
>> OpenMeetings is Web Conferencing application that fits into educational or
>> business sector. You can make conference sessions in different room-types
>> with up to 100 peoples in a Room. It contains all main features of Web
>> Conferencing: Audio/Video, Whiteboard, Screen Sharing, Chat and Moderation
>> System. It is translated into more then 20 languages and its a basic goal of
>> OpenMeetings to be easy to embed into existing environments. It already uses
>> many of Apache Technologies like Tomcat, Mina, Velocity, Commons, ...
>>
>> You may find all existing documents and further material on the GoogleCode
>> pages: http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/
>>
>
> Sounds cool!
>
> I do have a question about how the project uses Red5 Media Server.
> Red5 is licensed under the LGPL, how exactly does OpenMeetings use it?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul
>
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