4.30 PM - 5.00 PM
Aula Magna

Hidden Costs And Benefits Of Open Source Projects

Daniel-Constantin Mierla @ Asipto

Using open source has undoubtedly proved to be a very good choice for building commercial systems and services. However everything comes at a cost. Having been involved for more than 20 years at the top of development and management of Kamailio SIP Server as well as production deployments, with this presentation I want to share some of the not-so-obvious experiences that happened over the time, which should be common across open source software space, aiming to help users and developers to take better decisions in the future.

He co-founded Kamailio in June 2005, aiming to build a solid SIP server project where openness to community and contributions has an important role, previously being core developer of SIP Express Router (SER) from its early beginning in 2002. He has a Master degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Polytechnics University of Bucharest. His experience was accumulated working as consultant for Orange Romania, branch of French Orange mobile operator, and researcher in network communications at Fraunhofer Fokus Institute, Berlin, Germany.

His activity is done at Asipto, a company targeting to offer and build reliable services and solutions that benefit at maximum from Kamailio’s flexibility and features, sharing knowledge and expertise via professional trainings and consultancy. Daniel is leading the development of the Kamailio project and he is member of its management board.