OSS (was Re: Stand Alone Erlang)

Peter-Henry Mander erlang@REDACTED
Fri Mar 12 17:11:04 CET 2004

Hi Serge,

Yup, I had a chat with Fredrik Thulin, and I follow the project as
closely as I can. At the time I inspected the SIP stack, it was simple
but effective enough for the purpose, but not really what I was looking

I think there is a difference in requirements between what I need and
what Fredrik aims to make with Yxa. I want to thoroughly test SIP
implementations, functionally and under load conditions, whereas Yxa may
only strictly requires a subset of information extracted from SIP

I invite whoever knows the Yxa project better than I to correct my
opinion, of course.


On Fri, 12 Mar 2004 10:32:14 -0500
Serge Aleynikov <serge@REDACTED> wrote:

> Not sure if you find this helpful, but I recently found out from Pekka
> Hedqvist that there's an open-source Erlang implementation of the SIP 
> stack with a few sample SIP applications:
> http://www.stacken.kth.se/projekt/yxa/
> Serge
> Peter-Henry Mander wrote:
> > Hi Hal,
> > 
> > I suspected someone would pick up on the SIP protocol load tester
> > just after I pressed send. I originally wished to release this under
> > a BSD style licence, but we're in talks with investors and it was
> > deemed a bad time to release our "intellectual property" at such a
> > sensitive time. Sorry.
> > 
> > It's a pity, I would have liked it to be my contribution to
> > open-source, and initially management was warming to the idea, bless
> > them. Heaven knows how much OSS has helped me achieve so much! And
> > having an outside opinion on what I've done so far would have helped
> > too.
> > 
> > Perhaps I might kick off the issue of OSS on erlang-questions. How
> > does one convince the non-technical bean counters that using and
> > _providing_ OSS is of commercial benefit? And that opening source
> > code may generate goodwill (something that SCO Group is suffering a
> > severe lack thereof!) leading to sales.
> > 
> > But hey! I'm a naive soft-hearted programmer who knows nothing about
> > the hard tooth-and-nail world of commerce!
> > 
> > Maybe geeks and suits will never really understand each other...
> > 
> > Pete.
> > 
> > P.s. However, if what we're doing interests you as a customer, Hal,
> > please visit http://www.newport-networks.com/ and we can discuss
> > this at a commercial level :-)
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Thu, 11 Mar 2004 08:40:58 -0600
> > Hal Snyder <hal@REDACTED> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Sounds interesting. Are outside collaboraters allowed?

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