Openmeetings is a teamwork software featuring video-chat, whiteboard
and cooperative document editing. This is a featured plug-in for open
source distant education programs (Dokeos, Moodle), and it allows
corporate/educational collaboration. The openmeetings is developed via
multi-national distributed team (Germany, Russia, India, China, etc).
Why we choose Flash? Well, being open source fan I would gladly choose
an open technology, but someone should pay for a private video-codec.
Having a focus on educational institutions, we have to think of
mobile devices - any schoolchild uses them. We want using the
provided grant to create a mobile device port (flash lite 3) of to our
software. This mostly incudes learning Open Screen Project, adjusting
user interfaces for different resolutions, re-packaging (thinking of
provisioning), and smoothing performance problems.
Three $7,500 grants will be distributed between individuals willing
to help, and a committer from our company will be integrating patches
from the whole task force. Each contributor will get
payments by completing three stages in the Google Summer of Code
manner. Two developers
who get Nokia's money will be responsible for each Nokia series (using
devices or emulators), and
the the mighty one will be responsible for the overall design and usability.
The project will last for three months. Assuming we get money in a
month, and spend another month collecting talents, we can complete the
project on February, 28.