See this recent blog post by the webmaster at Dearborn Schools on his experiencs with using BigBlueButton.
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!
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.
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.
We are getting close to the release of BigBlueButton 0.63. Is it just us, or does it take a solid week to test the software, test the upgrades, update documentation, write release notes, and create tutorial videos?
Come to think of it, I think we’ve been doing the above for about two weeks. I’m wondering if this time will shorten as we go on. My experiences suggests not. :-).