Ok, let's clear up some misunderstandings here:
1. This is an open-source project, people contribute where they feel
they get the best output for their efforts. This holds for existing
contributors, as well as for any person who would like to start
contributing. The freedom to just act is one of the great things about
2. People's time is thus volunteered, not controlled by someone.
However, some people, like me, are able to connect shared interests and
facilitate efforts not possible by a single individual, and in general,
it's quite easy to get people to respond if you have concrete questions.
3. Coordinated efforts, like a release, documentation, and SIP Express
Bundle require somebody to create a timeline, coordinate the various
efforts, and in effect be a project manager (though more a project
4. Based on signals from various sources, I tried to rally people
behind the SIP Express Bundle. To bootstrap that effort, I documented
everything (and thus functioned as a project coordinator) at
5. I felt the response on the bundle was quite good, but unfortunately,
nobody stepped up as a coordinator. If I had taken that responsibility,
my time would effectively be consumed and other activities would suffer.
So, how do we get the Bundle going? First of all, somebody has to take
ownership of http://www.iptel.org/bundle/project, break down tasks,
recruit volunteers, and define requirements and questions/issues to
resolve. We can create a new project on http://tracker.iptel.org/ to
keep track of things.
In that process, there will be questions and problems of technical and
other nature. As the initiator of the bundle project (call it a
sponsor if you like), I have committed to act as a "switch", and I will
thus help out by answering, connecting, and pushing through decisions
in the iptel.org community where I can.
If people have interests in a SIP Express Bundle and are willing to
commit time to get it running, we can do this. If not, and everybody
is just waiting for some established developer or contributor to answer
their needs, I'm afraid that does not seem likely. Their priorities are
probably elsewhere. Unfortunately, similar to commercial organizations,
we can only take on more work if we get more resources ;-)
Mike Trest - Personal wrote:
Jai, et. al.
I am still hopeful.
We appear to be waiting for someone person who is experienced enough to
take project leader - coordinator role.
I have been building and learning SER from inside (sources). I have
several prototypes running that I have build and have run some
testing. I am approaching the level of experience for deploy &
test & documentation for enterprise level folks.
However, I do not yet have the experience to define requirements for a
total bundle. For that we need slightly more experienced folks to make
some judgements, to put out some proposals, and reach some
I am still hopeful.
At 01:49 AM 2/14/2008, you wrote:
We started this thread few months ago. Havn't seen any progress since
then. Is this still alive.
On Fri, Dec 7, 2007 at 1:05 PM, Mike Trest - Personal
- Greger, et. al.,
- I like your idea enough to volunteer as a tester +
- I do a lot of tech and user writing. Active in VoIP since
- I am active VoIP engineer and developer. Also PSTN &
- I have my own private machines, network, and VoIP gateway
- Prefer CentOS or FC*
- >Hi guys,
- >I have been playing with the following idea:
- >Create a ready-to-run OS image with everything that is
apps pre-installed + a
complete installation of:
- >* SER 2.0 (release)
- >* rtpproxy
- >* SEMS
- >* SERweb
- >* maybe sipsak, some monitoring tools, etc
- >The idea is to create a small script 'config_iptelorg' for
- >configuring the installation to your needs. You should
- >to download the ready image, boot it, go through the
- >an up and running iptel.org proxy
and app server just like the
free SIP service in
maybe 10-15 minutes. This way you
- >could host a SIP service for your own domain with close
setup at all.
- >Some questions to you:
- >* Is there any interest for this at all?
- >* I was thinking about using Ubuntu 7.10 server as the
- >* Should the image be an Amazon EC3 image (you could use
and get it running in no time with 10
- >run-hours free) or should it be a VMware appliance to be
- >free VMware Player?
- >* Other suggestions/comments?
- >I could need some help with this, anyone interested in
- >hand? (could be anything, documentation, testing,
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