Jill Gemmill, UAB
Tyler Johnson, UNC
Nadim El-Khoury, UNC
Samir Chatterjee, CGU
Lisa Hogeboom, Internet2
Jeanette Fielden, Internet2
Steve Olshansky, Internet2
VidMid VC sessions at the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting: There is an open VidMid VC BoF from 4:30 – 6:00 pm EST Monday October 13, 2003. On Tuesday October 14th there is a joint Video, VoD and VoIP session from 1:15 – 3:00 pm EST and a Video Demonstration from 3 –4 pm EST. A lunchtime working group poster is on Wednesday from 12 –1:30pm EST. Jill is having brochures printed about H.350. One brochure is academic oriented; the other is for the vendor community. A table for the brochures has been requested.
The agenda for the BoF can be tailored to the audience. If there are many new people it can have an introduction to VidMid VC. Otherwise it can be a working session. One agenda item is discussion of an open source proxy for H.350. Samir suggested that another open source development to consider is a SIP based MCU. Federated authentication and authorization will also be on the agenda.
Samir believed that SIP.edu has been talking about a SIP to PSTN gateway, which would be very useful. Jill also understands that they are doing an MCU with the goal of eventually transitioning Internet2 phone conferences to SIP.edu. Ben Teitelbaum is the contact for information on SIP.edu.
Samir's group has downloaded the Jabber client and played with it. They are considering linking a button labeled IM in the CGU SIP client to the Jabber client. Someone from IPTEL has set up a SIP to Jabber gateway as well. Jabber is based on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP). It is standards based through the IETF http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/xmpp-charter.html.
Part of H.350 has been approved and is now available from the ITU site. Pointers to the ITU are on the VidMid Web page. Presence was submitted at the Paris meeting and is still on the table for H.350 and H.323. One group is interested in whether to represent it in LDAP or not and are talking about bringing a contribution to the Geneva meeting in January. Call forwarding is part of presence and a draft for call forwarding and preference information is expected for the Geneva meeting. Tyler submitted some changes, which were approved, for H.350 as an implementers guide for an attribute that needed modifications to follow the standard. The other thing proposed as an addition was standardizing the address book into the directory for videoconferencing. That proposal is being withdrawn. In terms of security, there is interest in a federated approach for authentication and authorization being submitted for the Geneva meeting. There was lots of coverage of the release. [AI] Jill will sent a list of press write ups to the list and press links will be added to the VidMid VC page.