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OpenMeetings

20 Jun 2012

Openmeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white
board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using
API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.

OpenMeetings entered the incubation on November 12, 2011.

Summary:

 Infrastructure and code clearance is done from the developer team and ready
 to be reviewed. JARs are no more in our SVN and a first NOTICE file for
 dependencies is written and to be discussed when the first official
 Release Candidate is nominated. The Release Candidate is basically ready.

 We are just working on some issues with the Flash Streaming Protocol's
 variant "RTMPT", that is Flash Streaming over HTTP Tunneling. RTMPT is
 just a fallback protocol and not the primary used in OpenMeetings.
 Nevertheless it is important to sort that out, as the Tunneling protocol
 is needed for bypassing Firewalls. The RTMPT issue is basically a Red5
 issue and we are hoping to either contribute or find other ways helping
 Red5 community to sort it out.

 Our 3 official GSoC students are doing good and we have weekly meetings
 where we discuss with them their projects. The results of the weekly
 meetings are published to the developer mailing list.

 We have a 4th volunteering student that does his GSoC project even if not
 accepted officially by Google. He does enhance the ATutor plugin for OCAD:
 http://wiki.atutor.ca/display/atutorwiki/Google+Summer+of+Code+2012#GoogleSummerofCode2012-13.EnhanceIntegrationofATutorwithApacheOpenMeetingsWebConferencing

 OCAD Devs have kindly contributed their existing Code under APL
 (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OPENMEETINGS-280) so that the
 student can work on it and contribute his patches to the Apache
 OpenMeetings.

 Community is growing, although not all people have found their way to
 the new mailing list and website yet. But we think that will change as
 soon as there is an announcement with a new release.

Signed off by mentor: rgardler
Shepherd: Matt Franklin

21 Mar 2012

Openmeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white
board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using
API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.

OpenMeetings entered the incubation on November 12, 2011.

 - A question for PMC: Should we start a demo server on Apache, so people
   can benefit from communication?

Project status:

 - We have prepared our build environment for integration with Apache's
   build server and discussing with Infra team
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OPENMEETINGS-2
   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4438
 - Integration of new Audio/Video components, progress is documentated at:
   https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OPENMEETINGS/NewAudioVideoComponents
 - A first version of the JIRA Plugin for Openmeetings is ready
   https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/openmeetings/branches/jira-plugin/
   http://vimeo.com/37419990
 - Code review is ongoing to prepare files for IP clearance

Community status:

 - Wiki starting to get in shape
   https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OPENMEETINGS
 - Tutorials english/spanish and VMWare Image created by Alavaro
   https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OPENMEETINGS/Tutorials+related+to+OpenMeetings
   https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OPENMEETINGS/ISO+Live+OpenMeetings+1.9.1+in+Ubuntu+11.04+to+download

Problems:

 - currently the legal status of our plugins is not 100% clear if we are
   able to maintain and publish them under ASL, see
   http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-openmeetings-dev/201202.mbox/%3CCACeMiA-HLOFjCj%3DHopsHz-FP884JyQ5mwHnGPVSrD5TVC_D%2BTw%40mail.gmail.com%3E
   we need to discuss that further and get an official statement.

Signed off by mentor: rgardler, jim

15 Feb 2012

Openmeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white
board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using
API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.

OpenMeetings entered the incubation on November 12, 2011.

 - A question for PMC: Should we start a demo server on Apache, so people
   can benefit from communication?

Summary:
The project prepares some of the infrastructure, releases of the
OpenMeetings plugins and refactors the sources for a first incubator
release of the OpenMeetings Application.

Details:
The project has a number of Plugins that it releases for integration of
OpenMeetings into other platforms: Moodle Plugin, SugarCRM Plugin, those
Plugins have been refactored to be compatible with Apache License and can
be released now.

OpenMeetings project itself has replaced the Library JOD , which is part of
the conversion with OpenOffice and import of .doc/.ppt/.xls/.odp/... to
whiteboard of OpenMeetings (OPENMEETINGS-32). JOD library is not part of the
OpenMeetings distribution anymore and users will need to configure the path
to JOD library on their installation to enable the importer. This is a
temporary solution, the Developers of JOD library will change their license
to an APL compatible as soon as Apache OpenOffice successfully releases
under APL (Message from JOD Developers:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/jodconverter/2f0bo38H59I/P_Dro3pe64QJ).

The UI interface has been refactored to have the possibility to configure
the UI elements (OPENMEETINGS-21 to OPENMEETINGS-25)

The SIP integration has been refactored and we are talking to the developers
of Red5 (http://code.google.com/p/red5phone/) how we will handle integration
between the two projects in the future.

The Red5 project has changed its license to APL
(http://code.google.com/p/red5/source/detail?r=4309)

Plan:

 - Calendar UI will be refactored to use REST API in the coming weeks
   instead of RTMP protocol, Laszlo Calendar Component (CPL licensed) will
   be removed from the sources. Conversion to REST should improve the
   possibility to switch to pure JavaScript UI on the long run.

 - The integration with Apache's Continuous Build environment is a todo.
   The current ANT script is not compatible with the Hudson/Jenkins build
   environment at ASF and needs to be refactored (OPENMEETINGS-2)

 - There are plans to add a JIRA / confluence plugin

Community:

 - There are still messages to the old project website, but the majority of
   the users have switched  to the new project website.

 - There are a number of 3th party maintained Plugins, especially for
   E-Learning frameworks like Sakai, ILias, StudIP, ATutor, ELGG. We will
   need to convert those docs/references to the ASF website.

Signed off by mentor: yegor, jim

21 Dec 2011

* Openmeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up
instantly a conference on the web.

* A list of the three most important issues to address in the move towards
graduation are:
 1) Migrating infrastructure
 2) Code Audit (Apache RAT is now integrated which should help us)
 3) Packaging first incubator release

* A question for PMC: Should we start a demo server on Apache, so people
can benefit from communication?

* Community status: 1 contributor joined, talked to the open source task
management system teambox.com on integration.

* We shipped a pre-release bundle 1.9.0, see release notes:
http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/wiki/ChangeLog