[Novalug] Open Source Web Conferencing - BigBlueButton
crawford.rainwater at linux-etc.com
Wed Sep 14 12:54:06 EDT 2011
----- 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?
Yes indeed. In fact, NoVALUG has a hosted Big Blue Button ("BBB") via Linux ETC system as well for the LUG's use at presentations. Sorry Greg for spoiling things. ;-) For the URL to NoVALUG's BBB hosted site go to
> 2) Is there a hosted version of this available? Or at least a
> comparable one?
Linux ETC does three levels of hosting of BBB which can be found on our web site at
For your 1-2 times a month deal, the "shared hosting" should be more than adequate I suspect.
We also do OpenMeetings as well which Shawn noted in a follow up email on this thread. I admit though I prefer BBB since it is less of a "Swiss Army knife" mashup than OpenMeetings, but both are very nice in the end. Yet, they also have different features (or lack thereof) between the two.
Feel free to email me directly on Linux ETC's BBB services as well as the list in the event there are more folks interested in such. I also receive this list in Digest format so pardon any delays in advance on responding.
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