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New planet sites for SIP

I've started syndicating some SIP-related blogs at planet.sip5060.net (English) and planet.sip5060.net/es (Spanish).

If anybody would like to have their blog added or suggest other blogs that deserve recognition, please email me. If a blog is not entirely dedicated to SIP, it is better to use a tag or category with a dedicated RSS feed URL for SIP articles.

Articles related to Asterisk, FreeSWITCH, SIP proxies and softphones are all welcome.

A mission statement for free real-time communications

At FOSDEM 2013, the RTC panel in the main track used the tag line "Can we finally replace Skype, Viber, Twitter and Facebook?"

Enterprise-grade SIP coming to Telepathy

I've just announced the reSIProcate connection manager for the Telepathy framework on the Linux desktop.

As the announcement states, it is still a proof-of-concept. It was put together very rapidly just to see how well the reSIProcate project and its build system interacts with TelepathyQt, the Qt framework and DBus.

RTC Quick Start becoming a book, now in beta

The Real-Time Communications (RTC) Quick Start Guide started off as a web site but has recently undergone bookification.

As of today, I'm calling this a beta release, although RTC is a moving target and even when a 1.0 release is confirmed, the book will continue to evolve.

An important aspect of this work is that the book needs to be freely and conveniently available to maximize participation in Free RTC. (This leads to the question of which free license should I choose?)

Lumicall's 3rd Birthday

Today, 6 February, is the third birthday of the Lumicall app for secure SIP on Android.

Happy birthday

Lumicall's 1.0 tag was created in the Git repository on this day in 2012. It was released to the Google Play store, known as the Android Market back then, while I was in Brussels, the day after FOSDEM.

Lumicall: big steps forward, help needed

I've recently made more updates to Lumicall, the free, open source and secure alternative to Viber and Skype.

Free and open WebRTC for the Fedora Community

In January 2014, we launched the rtc.debian.org service for the Debian community. An equivalent service has been in testing for the Fedora community at FedRTC.org.

Some key points about the Fedora service:

PostBooks 4.7 packages available, xTupleCon 2014 award

I recently updated the PostBooks packages in Debian and Ubuntu to version 4.7. This is the version that was released in Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) and is part of the upcoming Debian 8 (jessie) release.

A URI prefix for radio callsigns

I've had my amateur callsign far longer than I've had my email address or provider-independent IP ranges.

While working with the tel: URI recently, I started thinking it would be useful to have a similar URI scheme for radio callsigns. After all, callsigns follow a well documented and globally unique pattern. Amateur operators are often mixing computing technology with radio. This could be a useful foundation for bigger things.

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