writes "On August 5, OpenSER project was renamed Kamalio and the project board took a technical decision as developpers were deadlocked in disagreement. Right after, a new project called OpenSIPS was created as a fork from OpenSER.
What look like a technical argument between two lead developers could have some serious consequences on many business as former OpenSER was used in commercial environment to manage thousands of VoIP calls. Many of them should face soon the hard decision to choose between the two for continuing their business.
This happened already before an OpenSER was a fork of the SER projet supported by IPTEL company.
To sum up:
- Original SVN repository contains Kamailio source code and the effort behind it seems to be led by historical contributors and it is ment to remain the free codebase. Will they have the horsepower to make the software evolve?
- OpenSIPS is supported by the Romanian company Voice System. They 0wn the openser.org domain name that is redirected to OpenSIPS. Their site is leaner and the list of event that they will attend outlining the efforts to add more features more quicky. But will this software remain entirely free?
Caught between two fires, OpenSER's users wonder about future compatibility of the two engines and are seeking for guidance..."