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From Andrus Adamchik <>
Subject Re: Blue Sky Distance Collaboration System_Proposal Draft
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2007 07:55:02 GMT
Hi there,

I have a few high level technical questions about the scope of the  
system. I am just trying to understand what it is.

* There is a quote 'BSDCS [...] changes the model from the  
"conference" to "collaboration"'. So is that video conferencing  
software that also allows playback of prerecorded content, or am I  
missing some other collaboration aspects?

* Why a custom player? I mean there's nothing wrong with it, but  
would it be possible to use the existing players, such as VLC (http://


On Aug 24, 2007, at 1:30 PM, Ting Peng wrote:

> Hello, everyone!
> Now, we are going to move our project "Blue Sky Distance Collaboration
> System" to Apache Incubator for future development. Its aim is to make
> people under the sky to communicate and share resources with each  
> other
> more easily. When, the system is employed, users can communicated via
> audio/video(computer screen also included) and text at the same time.
> In other words, Multi-Object Mutlimedia capable makes the system more
> vivid and glamorous. Cosmic Resource Share & Management System is also
> included. It provides unique portal for users to share resources 
> (such as
> multi-object multimedia courseware).  It's proposal is at
> The system has been developed for years, more than 20 persons are
> involved. It is used in distance learning in primary and middle  
> schools
> in China.  More than 40,000 students benefit from it. It's portal is
>, but it is only accessible in mainland of China  
> currently
> and only Chinese pages provided.  We are making our web site available
> globally and English pages will be provided in near future.
> Currently, all developers of "Blue Sky Distance Collaboration System"
> are not native speaker of  English.  But  we don't have  obstacles to
> communicate in English on technical topics. We want to share our work
> with people who is interested in it around the world. We want new
> volunteers to make our team more diverse and more active.
> Project Overview and Features is at
> here<>
> .
> For this is our first candidate project to Apache Foundation. We are
> grateful for your ideas!
> We are looking forward to your advice!
> --
>         Best regards!
> Ting Peng (
> XJTU-IBM Open Tech. R&D Center

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