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Subject [PROPOSAL] Apache OpenMeetings incubator for Web Conferencing
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:40:45 GMT
We would like to propose Openmeetings project to join the incubator.

Full Proposal:

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:

You may find all existing documents and further material on the
GoogleCode pages:

We appreciate any feedback and comments on the proposal.

Sebastian Wagner

2009/11/9 Ross Gardler <>:
> 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 <>:
>> 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]
>> [2]
>> 2009/11/3 Noel J. Bergman <>:
>>> 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:  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,
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