Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Real-time Chat Translation in BigBlueButton

We've posted a video to YouTube showing a demo of real-time chat translation in BigBlueButton 0.71a using Google Translate.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Moodle 2.0 Activity Module available for BigBlueButton

Blindside Networks has released a BigBlueButton activity module for Moodle 1.9 and Moodle 2.0.

There is an overview video of how the modules work. You can download them from here.

Be sure to check out the Moodle 1.9 Activity Module from Dual Code as well available from here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

BigBlueButton 0.71a released

We spent about six weeks profiling and testing the server code. The end result: better handling of VoIP packets and lower memory usage on the server.

See documentation to install or upgrade.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

DimDim acquired by Salesforce.com

DimDim is ending contributions to their open source project.

If the acquisition of DimDim makes you think the open source web conferencing market is shrinking, it's not. It's actually growing.

A successful open source project is not just about software, it's about building a healthy ecosystem in which users, companies, and developers all finding benefits in contributing to improving BigBlueButton.

Take a look through our growing developer mailing lists. Do a twitter search on BigBlueButton. Check out our open source integrations. Or set your own BigBlueButton server (it will take you about fifteen minutes if you have a spare computer with Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit or 64-bit), or try our demo server.

You see that BigBlueButton is growing and giving you a real open source choice.

DimDim is going away, but BigBlueButton is here to stay.

BigBlueButton on FLOSS Weekly

The FLOSS Weekly show (TWiT Netcast Network) just posted an interview with Fred Dixon, one of BigBlueButton's developers.

They used skype for the interview ... maybe we can convince them to switch to BigBlueButton in the future.