[SR-Dev] [Kamailio-Users] the sip router project

Johansson Olle E oej at edvina.net
Tue Nov 4 16:46:08 CET 2008

4 nov 2008 kl. 16.24 skrev Bogdan-Andrei Iancu:

> Hi Olle,
> Thank you for your thoughts. On a first view, it looks interesting,  
> but I'm missing some points here (important points):
> 1) as OpenSER was forked from SER because different views (and the  
> OpenSER view proved to be a very popular and successful one), I  
> wonder why, Kamilio is getting back to SER? not sharing any more the  
> OpenSER view as claimed? because such merging will definitely have a  
> great impact on the dynamical  and openness of the projects (like  
> releases, contributions, driving the project)
> 2) this major change of perspective (at least for kamilio) was a  
> backstage decision, kept secret from the community - shouldn't be in  
> the interest of the community to say if going back to the roots  
> (merging into SER) is something wanted or not? it somehow  
> contradicts the self existence of OpenSER, right?
> 3) the benefits you mentions are mainly optimization of the internal  
> project activities and not optimizations of the outcome - what the  
> project will deliver. And I guess this is the most important. We  
> already went though the experience of  large devel community,  
> frameworks, etc but with no outcome for more than 2 years...
>> From my personal perspective, the new project looks more like SER  
>> absorbing Kamilio (considering the sizes, the companies behind each
> project, the resources, and the man-power behind each project).
> And at the moment I would like preserve the OpenSER vision and to  
> have an open source project (a standalone one), far away from the  
> "control" of any Big Brother ;)

Thanks for your feedback, which clearly indicates where you stand  
today. We will have to see what the community says, but so far, I've  
only seen cheers and applauds.

How this will work out in the future is something no one really can  
guess at this point. The more people that joins this effort and forms  
it, the better. The time to make it right is now, by working together  
and aligning the codebases as described, then working towards the  
future with new releases.

We'll see if the combined forces can produce any deliverys or not.  
Today, we can only hope and guess.

I think it's a great starting point that they have started talking,  
and agreed to work together on some parts. To me, it seems to be room  
for two final products stil, sharing the same core. One Kamailio and  
one SER.

After the developer meetings, I think it's time to call for a joint  
community meeting to have people active in the community - not only  
developers - in the same room, discussing benefits of working together.

I don't want to argue your standpoint, just hope that you will follow  
the progress and see if there's some benefits for OpenSIPS to join at  
some stage. Regardless, the GPL license allows you to benefit from the  
work as always.

I might be naive, but I do have a positive feeling about this :-)


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