Open Source

Open Source SigComp Project Launched

SigComp, an IETF-developed technology for compression of signalling messages, is considered important for certain wireless SIP applications (notably push-to-talk, although its application to other applications is getting some attention as well). The Open SigComp project web site launched last week. The purpose of this project is to produce and maintain an open source SigComp stack. Not only will this assist in research and prototyping work around the SigComp protocol, but it should also help in the continued development of the SigComp protocol within the IETF.
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Categories: IETF, Open Source, and VoIP.

Woo hoo! Qt GPLed on Windows!

At long last, Trolltech has decided to release a GPLed version of their Qt toolkit for Windows. I love Qt, and have often cursed under my breath at the inability to put together a GPLed product with a decent GUI that could target Unix-like and Windows systems equally. Yes, this was reported on Slashdot, but I just had to put in my two cents here…
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Open Source Communists

So, when asked about the growing support for patent reform, Bill Gates responded: “There are some new modern-day sort of communists who want to get rid of the incentive for musicians and moviemakers and software makers under various guises. They don’t think that those incentives should exist.” I thought the “call your opponents communists” approach kind of died out sometime in the 80s.
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Categories: Open Source.