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From Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:57:17 GMT
Fantastic proposal. It would be even more fantastic to link it up with Rave and Wookie!

+1 (non-binding)

S

On 23 Jul 2011, at 16:25, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> V. cool. Big +1
> 
> Let me know how I can help.
> 
> On Jul 21, 2011, at 9:40 AM, seba.wagner@gmail.com wrote:
> 
>> 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
>> 30 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, ...
>> 
>> As you can see below the last time we did the proposal we had
>> Hibernate in our software stack, we did refactor the hole project and
>> use openJPA now.
>> So that one should be no more blocker to it.
>> Red5 is used like a Servlet container and licensed under the LGPL,
>> Red5 can be obtained for example from the Debian Repository:
>> http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/red5-server
>> 
>> You may find all existing documents and further material on the
>> GoogleCode pages: http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/
>> 
>> We appreciate any feedback and comments on the proposal.
>> 
>> Sebastian Wagner
>> 
>> 2009/11/9 Ross Gardler <rgardler@apache.org>:
>>> Just as a point of interest, I just completed a test meeting using
>>> OpenMeetings across three sites using the demo server.
>>> 
>>> I was suitably impressed by the project. It has a few annoying
>>> limitations, but as an online meeting tool it is very good. to the
>>> extent that I will almost certainly be installing a copy on our own
>>> servers. I would be very happy to see it coming into the incubator and
>>> would be willing to be a mentor, assuming the legal issues are not
>>> blockers.
>>> 
>>> Ross
>>> 
>>> 2009/11/3 Alexei Fedotov <alexei.fedotov@gmail.com>:
>>>> Noel,
>>>> Regarding Theora codec, I have checked the page [1]. Currently, there
>>>> are no products which successfully use the codec for video
>>>> communication. Video-phone encodes and decodes the stream in
>>>> real-time, adopts the quality with regard to network conditions (e.g.
>>>> lost packet rate) and tries to minimize subjective effects of network
>>>> errors - the list of requirements is broader than for media players
>>>> Theora is mostly used. The work [2] says suggests using hardware
>>>> implementations for Theora codec because, otherwise "a computational
>>>> performance too high to be implemented in the camera by the universal
>>>> processor".
>>>> 
>>>> So at least it requires some time and testing before I can say that
>>>> Theora-based solution is feasible. Another ecosystem change, like
>>>> embedding video-codecs in browsers, may resolve our need in a
>>>> different way.
>>>> 
>>>> [1] http://www.vorbis.com/software/
>>>> [2] http://www3.elphel.com/linuxtag/talks_2005/paper-11081
>>>> 
>>>> 2009/11/3 Noel J. Bergman <noel@devtech.com>:
>>>>> Alexei Fedotov wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I see two long-term possibilities for synergy.
>>>>>> 1. BlueSky can integrate browser pannel in their client to handle
a
>>>>>> whiteboard. In this case the code for whiteboard can be re-used in
>>>>>> both projects.
>>>>> 
>>>>>> 2. They promise to get rid from mplayer and ffmpeg dependencies.
If
>>>>>> they get a working streaming video-client under APL, this would help
>>>>>> us to remove the most imporant dependency from Flash.
>>>>> 
>>>>> They are proposing to move to Theora/Vorbis, which is under a suitable
>>>>> license: http://www.vorbis.com/faq/#slic.  Would that be suitable for
your
>>>>> needs?
>>>>> 
>>>>>> we [also] get more people on Apache who share the same task.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Agreed.
>>>>> 
>>>>>       --- Noel
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> With best regards / с наилучшими пожеланиями,
>>>> Alexei Fedotov / Алексей Федотов,
>>>> http://www.telecom-express.ru/
>>>> http://harmony.apache.org/
>>>> http://www.expressaas.com/
>>>> http://openmeetings.googlecode.com/
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>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Ross Gardler
>>> 
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>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> Sebastian Wagner
>> http://www.webbase-design.de
>> http://openmeetings.googlecode.com
>> http://www.wagner-sebastian.com
>> seba.wagner@gmail.com
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