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Problems observed during Cambridge mini-DebConf RTC demo

A few problems were observed during the demo of RTC services at the Cambridge mini-DebConf yesterday. As it turns out, many of them are already documented and solutions are available for some of them.

FOSDEM 2016 Real-Time Communications dev-room and lounge

NOTE: the call for speakers is now closed, see this post to find out about the schedule.

FOSDEM is one of the world's premier meetings of free software developers, with over five thousand people attending each year. FOSDEM 2016 takes place 30-31 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.

This call-for-participation contains information about:

reSIProcate 1.10 release

reSIProcate 1.10.0 was released a few weeks ago and after going through the various QA cycles has become available in packages for Debian jessie-backports, EPEL6 and EPEL7 and the latest releases of Fedora and Ubuntu.

Key features of the 1.10.x branch:

Free Real-Time Communications workshop in Manchester, 2 November

Manchester Free Software and MadLab are hosting a workshop on Free and Federated Real-Time Communications with Free Software next Monday night, 2 November from 7pm.

Add this to your calendar (iCalendar link)

Users and developers are invited to come and discover the opportunities for truly free and secure chat, voice and video with WebRTC, mobile VoIP and the free desktop.

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?)

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