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From "seba.wagner@gmail.com" <seba.wag...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2011 07:19:09 GMT
Hi,

thanks for your feedback!
@Scott: I think so too. Synchrious communication could become an
standard feature of Social Networking Platforms. Lets see if there is
an API in Rave for integration.

Sebastian

2011/7/23 Maurizio Cucchiara <maurizio.cucchiara@gmail.com>:
> Good idea!!! I had the opportunity to try OM, nice tool!
>
> Maurizio Cucchiara
>
> Il giorno 23/lug/2011 17.57, "Scott Wilson" <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>
> ha scritto:
>> 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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