Saturday, July 28, 2018

Kamailio – The Project Name For Last 10 Years

Ten years ago, on July 28, 2008, the rename of OpenSER project to Kamailio was announced.
Many may still remember the chaos created couple of days after, due to the fork that redirected the old domain, pretending to be the continuation of the OpenSER project, although the rename announcement was done by someone being part of that later fork. Old website content as well as source code project on continued with Kamailio (n.r., we moved to Github to host the source code meanwhile).
The reason for writing this post is that during the trip at ClueCon conference in the past few days, I met with many that were active in the community at that time and no matter what decision they did then on what project to use, they see Kamailio as a truly open source project that succeeded to build a consistent group of active developers, a vibrant community and a robust business ecosystem with many companies that offer various RTC systems/platforms or services.
So I thought of playing a bit with some commands over source code three and get some numbers of what was then and where we are now:
  • number of commits in master branch as of July 28, 2018: over 27 800
  • number of commits in master branch since July 28, 2008: over 17 000
  • number of people that pushed those commits since July 28, 2008: over 300
  • number of commits in master branch since July 28, 2017: over 1 900
  • number if people that pushed commits since July 28, 2017 (during past year): over 70
  • number of modules in July 28, 2008 (Kamailio v1.4.0): 86
  • number of modules in July 28, 2018 (Kamailio v5.2.0): 223
Worth to mention that in the past 6 years, we organised our own conference, Kamailio World, and now we start the preparations for the 7th edition, to be sometime in spring of 2019, likely again in Berlin, Germany. Slides and video recordings from the past editions not only are a valuable knowledge base, but also highlight the variety of enterprises and operators relying on Kamailio.
This makes it the right time to thank again to all developers, users and advocates of Kamailio project! It is the outcome of all together!
Back in the summer of 2008, at the fork time, there were a few preaching, one or two louder than the others, that Kamailio was going to disappear soon, that there was no capable team to maintain or develop further the Kamailio project (although only 3 developers created or left with the fork) … and here we are, 10 years later! Maybe soon just didn’t happen yet, it has been only slightly over 0.023 seconds in the cosmic calendar!!! Within Kamailio project, we are looking forward to the next second!
Enjoy the summer holidays! Thanks for flying Kamailio! 

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