[SR-Dev] [OpenSIPS-Users] [Fwd: [Serdev] the sip router project]

Jiri Kuthan jiri at iptel.org
Tue Nov 4 18:39:11 CET 2008

Adrian Georgescu wrote:
> Hello Jiri,
> For myself and Bogdan things are pretty clear. We both have companies 
> that closely depend on the success of the project and we have contracts 
> with customers to which we deliver. There is no doubt about who we are, 
> what we do, what is our motivation and driving factor. Clarity is 
> something customers need to have for the sake of their current and 
> future investments.

> It is pretty unclear at this stage how the new project will shape up. 
> Merging and forking can lead to inimaginable places as we have seen 
> before several times and is nothing bad in the end as long as the 
> eco-system keeps going and the customers invest further in it, which 
> happend a lot in the last four years.
> The real customers are the ones that can decide upon the best solution 
> for their own interests and we shall let them express their choice once 
> they have enough information and measurements.

Hi Adrian,

Of course interests of companies and their customers are perfectly 
and to be accounted for, and transparency is helpful.

I'm just not clear about what possible conclusions relating to the 
unforking debate
I may infer?

One way I explain to myself you meant to imply is that you are interested
in working on the merging effort? I really think forking is a bad thing
and companies and their customers will benefit of non-balkanized software.
(More sophisticated arguments about why forking is bad could be found
under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_%28software_development%29)
Doing harm control is definitely a good thing to do.


> Regards,
> Adrian
> On Nov 4, 2008, at 2:46 PM, Jiri Kuthan wrote:
>> Folks,
>> while there is not yet such a remarkable progress to be shared with those
>> I have chosen to talk to on the opensips side, the invitation is of course
>> very open to anyone with sincere interest in unforking.
>> -jiri
>> ---
>> Hello Everybody,
>> We are pleased to announce to you the SIP Router project.
>> It aims to build a solid open source SIP routing platform, based on
>> collaboration of the SIP Express Router (SER) and Kamailio (OpenSER) 
>> teams.
>> Developers of these two projects believe that an united and
>> non-conflicting environment will bring many benefits to them, community
>> members and companies:
>>     * bring together the developers and user communities of both projects
>>     * reduce maintenance overhead
>>     * avoid duplicated efforts in development
>>     * develop a core framework that is flexible, extensible and scalable
>>     * promote and build a solid open source SIP server project
>>     * ensure business credibility
>>     * make future forking undesirable, this harms everybody, affects
>> credibility and business
>> You are welcome to join! Visit the web site at:
>> http://sip-router.org
>> There is a meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Nov 10, 2008, hosted by
>> 1&1, where the developers and community members have the chance to
>> discuss and tune the last aspects of the new project. We are looking to
>> see many of you there:
>> http://sip-router.org/index.php/meeting/
>> We hope this is a great news for you, thanks to the effort of main
>> developers and management teams of the two projects. We invite you to
>> join the new mailing list for further discussions:
>> http://lists.sip-router.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sr-dev
>> Daniel, Jiri
>> Kamailio Management Team
>> SER Management Team
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