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From Mohammad Nour El-Din <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:58:16 GMT
+1 for the proposal

I tried it out. It looks very promising :).

2011/7/25 seba.wagner@gmail.com <seba.wagner@gmail.com>:
> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>> OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research
>>>>>> http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk
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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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