Recently I read a book for VoIP and at some point I found reference to OenSER project.

After visiting the site I was welcomed with the message that OpenSER is now OpenSIPS as you can see from the screenshot.

Why the project forked?

Some answers could be found on the initial post on opensips users mail list:

Hello everybody,

A new project – OpenSIPs (Open SIP Server) – became active today(post is dated Mon Aug 4 11:29:30 CEST 2008), with its first release (OpenSIPS 1.4.0).

What is OpenSIPS about?

OpenSER History:
Voice System started the OpenSER project with a vision of running an open project that will deliver a professional software. Along the years Voice System was the main contributor and sustainer of the OpenSER
project, organizing conferences, events and tutorials, all aiming to consolidate OpenSER as a top solution for industry VoIP.

OpenSER Issues:

In the past time, several critical problems related to OpenSER project were identified by us:
– the need for a new reliable release – delayed or low-quality releases are affecting the credibility of the project
– degradation of the project quality – testing, performance measurements and code quality control are overlooked
– lack of the control, management and coordination of the project – critical project issues could not be handled or solved

OpenSIPS Solutions:

OpenSIPS is a continuation of the OpenSER project – we have a moral obligation to develop and deliver the high quality and reliable software we envisioned when starting OpenSER.

1) a 6 months release cycle, but with no compromise for the technical issues
2) extensive testing and performance measurements before each major release
3) contributions are guaranteed to be answered and integrated (if accepted) in less than 1 month
4) code review, architecture control and integrated design for software quality
5) technical management with a strict developer hierarchy and developer cooperation to prevent deadlocks or un-availabilities
6) intellectual honesty by having decisions taken on value-based criteria and arguments.

It seems that the development is sponsored by!

And the development of opensips is continued as Kamailio.

Maybe we will see better product development after this fork or … – only time will show.


2 Responses to “OpenSER project forked”

  1. Sue Massey on August 12th, 2008 10:30 am

    You know, I have to tell you, I really enjoy this blog and the insight from everyone who participates. I find it to be refreshing and very informative. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyway, I felt it was about time I posted, I’ve spent most of my time here just lurking and reading, but today for some reason I just felt compelled to say this.

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