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From Maurizio Cucchiara <maurizio.cucchi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2011 21:36:47 GMT
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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