[Novalug] Open Source Web Conferencing - BigBlueButton
ichristo at acm.org
Wed Sep 14 11:48:48 EDT 2011
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM, shawn wilson <ag4ve.us at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 10:44, Isaac Christoffersen <ichristo at acm.org> wrote:
>> I've been looking for some OSS Web Conferencing solutions as well as
>> some cheaper SaaS alternatives. I came across BigBlueButton
>> (http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/) and it seems to do most of
>> what I'm looking for. My questions to the group -
>> 1) Does anyone have experience with this?
>> 2) Is there a hosted version of this available? Or at least a comparable one?
> i can't answer your question about bigbluebutton. however, there's
> also openmeetings. they look pretty similar. they both use red5 (which
> i don't like). but, they seem to do the job. the setup (of
> openmeetings) is pretty easy - <10 minutes for a base config (ie, it's
> up and works - no sip or directory). and just get a vps - i use eapps
> for $20/mo which works fine for my limited use.
I started looking at OpenMeetings as well. I should put together some
feature needs so it would be easier to compare the options.
I was hoping to not go the VPS route as I only intend to use this
solution 1-2 times a month. The time required for the care and
feeding of the VPS solution would probably be greater than the time
that I need the solution.
I did find BuddyMeeting (http://www.buddymeeting.com/) out there so
I'm going to take it out for a spin.
> ps - this isn't necessarily a recommendation. i just found
> openmeetings, it worked, so i used it. i don't like that it is in java
> (i get angry when i try to hack at java so i don't). hence, if there
> are other oss meeting software packages not in java, i'd be
Java is fine for me. But I would also be interested in knowing if
there are any Ruby or Python solutions out there.
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