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Open Source SigComp Project Launched

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

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.

Woo hoo! Qt GPLed on Windows!

Monday, February 7th, 2005

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…

Open Source Communists

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

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.

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004

Ekr points out that resip now includes support for Datagram TLS. Hooray!


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