Most folks in the chat session this morning are from Russia. Looks like we got covered in habrahabr.ru.
Some good coverage of BigBlueButton in theFree Technology For Teachers blog — though we tend to characterize the project as open source web conferencing as opposed to open source video conferencing.
Yes the BigBlueButton developers do occasionally hang out on the demo server.
We find it an excellent way to interact with users and get direct feedback.
That’s thirteen people from around the world logged into the server trying out BigBlueButton.
Here’s a nice screen shot posted by a user of our demo server. (Link found on twitter.)