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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2011 15:25:17 GMT
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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>> 
>> 
>> 
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>> Ross Gardler
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> 
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> Sebastian Wagner
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> http://openmeetings.googlecode.com
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