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Open Source Web Conferencing

Open Source Web Conferencing
Watch the videos below to get started quickly. BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system for on-line learning. BigBlueButton enables you share documents (PDF and any office document), webcams, chat, audio, and your desktop. BigBlueButton can also record your sessions for later playback. The BigBlueButton project is supported by a community of developers that care about good design and a streamlined user experience.

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There are still limitations in getting synchronous video conferencing happening. One corporate with a big server has life-sized TVs at the boardroom table for three - five missing directors. My preference at the moment is with Procaster. by pauljacobson Apr 11

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