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

Bogdan-Andrei Iancu bogdan at voice-system.ro
Tue Nov 4 16:16:02 CET 2008

Hi Jiri,

Thank you for pointing this. 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).


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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