Bluecherry Open Sources Entire VMS

By Sean Patton, Published May 13, 2019, 09:25am EDT

Bluecherry announced they have "released the entire Bluecherry software application open source with a GPL license".

We spoke to Bluecherry's founder and president, to find out why they made this change, what challenges they expect and what impact they expect it to have.

Bluecherry **********

******** ** **** ** Curtis **** [**** ** longer *********], ********** ********* sold ***** ******* ***** for *****-********* ***** ***********************. **** ********* *** published ** **** ****** driver *** ***** ******* cards, ******* ***** ***** 2013/14. **** **** ******* card ****** ********* ************* by **** *****, *** when **** ****** **** developing ** ****** *****, but ***** *** **** a ******* ************ ******* to ***** ******** ****** information *** **** ** develop ******* **** ****** system.

Bluecherry ********

************ * *****-***** ***, now ******** ***** ****** ****** ******* (***)*** ******* *.* ** later. **** ***** **** anyone *** ***, ******, or ****** *** ******** as **** ** **** contribute ***** *******/******* ** Bluecherry.

********** *** ****** * thick ****** *** *****, Windows *** *** **. They **** ***** * web ****** *** ******* and ****** *************. ***** is ** ****** ******. They ** *** ***** direct ****** *******, ******* primarily ********* ***** *** RTSP. ********** **** **** they ** *** ******* H.265, *** ** ** on ***** *******.

**** **** ** ******** other **** ****** ********* (e.g.******) *** ***** **** have *********** ******* ** open ****** **** ********* based ** ***** ******* card ***********.

Why **** ******

**** **** **** ***** is **** ** *** market *** **** ****** platforms. ** **** **** sourcing ******** ******* *** something ** *** *** on ***** ******* ************* otherwise, *** ******* *** open ******** ***** *** server **** ******, ** was *** ****. 

**** **** **** ******** the ****** *********** ** 2013 *** ******** ** that ****, *** ** felt **** ************* ** the *********** ***** *****, and **** **** ***** an **** ** *** the ****** ******** *** written. ** **** **** by ****** **** ********** look ** *** ********, they **** ********** *** patched ****, *********** ********* a **** ******* ********* service.

** ***** **** **** have **** ***** ** contracted ********** *** **** a ********** ** ************ to **** ****** ********, and **** **** *** good ******** ********* **** have **** ******** *********.

Support **** *********

********** ****** ** "**********" support ****** ************ ***** offers ***** ******* (******* business *****), ******** ***** support, **** ****, *** user ******. ****** ********** support ****** ****** ***** from $** *** * cameras, ** ** $*** for ** *******.

********** **** ***** *** purchased ****** ******** **** be ********* ** * "Commercial" ********* *******, ***** offers ***** *** **** chat *******, *** ***** have ** ******** ********** support *** ***** *******. Annual ********** ******* ****** prices ***** **** $** for * *******, ** to $*** *** ** cameras.

**********'* ******* ***** **** and ******** ******** ************ ** ***** *******.

Downloads ******** ************* / ******* *** ** ****

********** **** **** ***** downloads **** ********* ***% since ***** ************, ******* increases **** *** ******* that ****. **** *** expecting ***** ** ******** but ***** **** ** has *** **** **** since *** ************.

*******, *** ******* **** of **** ******** * previously *******-*** ***** *********** is **** *** ******* from ******* ***** **** be **** *** *** users **** ******* ** pay *** ****** ************ fees.

Future *****

******** *** **** *****, Bluecherry ********* *** ****** [link ** ****** *********] and ****** [**** ** longer *********] *********** *******. Notable ****** ***** ******* H.265 *******, **** **** event ************, *** ****-***** PTZ ******* ************.  ************ Hall **** **** *** planning ** *** ******* developer *** ******** ** grow *********** ********* ******* word-of-mouth ** ***********/*** *******. He **** **** ** not **** *** ***** to ********* ** **** sales *****.

Compared ** ******* ****

***** ******** **** ********* is * **** ********* compared ** **** *****, Bluecherry ***** ******** * PC *** **** ****** for *******. ******* **** are *********** ** ***** that *** ******** ********* software ** *********** ****. Bluecherry ****** *****, *******, and *** ****** ***** clients, *** ***** * mobile ******, ***** ** a *********** ************ *** residential *******.

Few **** ****** *****

***** *** *** **** source *****, ******** ********* to ****** **** ** extend ************* ** *******. However, **** ***** ********** features (*.*. ***** **********, limited ***-***** ************, *****, Windows, *** *** ******* with *** *******). * listing ** ***** **** source ***** ** ** the *** ** ******* **** *** ******** Directory.

Comments (2)

*********** ** * ***** video ***** ** ****. 

****** *** *** ****, going ** **** **** out ***** ** **** NVR ***** **** **** free ***** ***** ** their *****.

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