I started this blog in 2006, at a time I was involved in the open source development of SIP Express Router and iptel.org. Back in 2007, I was quite optimistic about SIP and Web 2.0 technologies and how I expected innovation to happen with these two sets of protocols. Fast forward nine(!) years, and I can conclude that I was too optimistic :-) SIP and Web 2.0 technologies did … [Read more...] about Renaming Sipstuff to …just Stuff!
At the recent IETF meeting in Prague, one of the hot areas was the RTCWEB stuff. The short explanation (Real-Time Communication over the web) is that the browser should become a full audio/video client. The browser needs to get access to hardware and OS resources so a full, high-quality video client can run live inside the browser. This is of course something that Google … [Read more...] about RTCWEB initiative @ IETF – video client in the browser, what’s the deal?
We all know that most customers hate vendor lock-in. They want the freedom to switch vendors whenever they want. But still, they also want all the features and functionality that vendors can offer them. And if the value is high enough, customers accept being locked in. The iPhone is a good example, the applications you buy on the iPhone cannot be moved to a new Android phone. … [Read more...] about Is “standards-based” just a marketing buzzword?
I have wanted to write this post for a while. For a long time I have been concerned about the competitiveness of the SER/OpenSER eco-system in the larger SIP picture.Let's look at the big picture: SIP has been established as the preferred signalling protocol for real-time sessions like voice and media. It bears the characteristics of other open technology systems like TCP/IP … [Read more...] about Competing eco-systems, IMS, SER, Asterisk, who will win?