We’ve released BigBlueButton 0.64 (code named Lickety-split). This release increased the scalability and speed of desktop sharing, added finer-grain listener management, and new additions to the API. For more information see Release Notes.
Our mission is to make BigBlueButton the best web conferencing system for distance education. In his Web Master Dearborn Schools blog, Chris Kenniburg gave his assessment of our progress so far: [BigBlueButton] is a video meeting/conferencing software package that is integrated with Moodle. … It is a very complex program but the developers have made
The BigBlueButton open source project has been accepted into the 2010 Google Summer of Code! You can see us in the accepted list. We’re looking forward to working with the GSoC students to improve BigBlueButton. (Here the list of projects ideas that we submitted for the application.) Let the coding begin!
As BigBlueButton becomes localized into other languages, we see a huge spike in traffic from other countries. 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.