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BigBlueButton is now listed on the Asterisk Exchange


Digium, the company behind Asterisk, has added a listing for BigBlueButton in their Asterisk Exchange (link). Asterisk is the open source PBX that powers the voice conferencing system in BigBlueButton.

The message to all companies using Asterisk: if you offering voice solutions using Asterisk, check out BigBlueButton and explore offering web conferencing solutions as well!

HTML 5

We’re starting to look closer at the potential for HTML 5 provide as an option for BigBlueButton to provide rich multi-media interface in a pure HTML/Javascript environment.

http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/

While there will always be limitations in a new platform, and we know its early days, but HTML 5 is showing some promise for supporting the voice and video streams that would be needed for web conferencing. This is definitely worth investigating further.

BigBlueButton 0.63 Released!

After about two weeks of testing and testing, BigBlueButton 0.63 is Released.

As with each release, you can download BigBlueButton as a fully working Virtual Machine that also doubles as a development environment.

We’re very happy with this release. We had a number of external contributors help us, including Jeremy Thomerson, Xie Yan Qing, Chen Guangtao, and Jean-Philippe Guiot. Big Thanks to you guys — we couldn’t have shipped this without you.