[plug] OS virtual meeting applications?

Evert van Dijk evert at silver-sword.net
Wed Apr 29 19:25:33 WST 2009

I looked at some of these a while back because WebEx and GoToMeeting I found too expensive to justify. I did however not manage to convince my then boss.

These are the ones I have found while googling - I have not tested them yet.

DimDim claims to be a Free Open Source Alternative to WebEx and GoToMeeting http://www.dimdim.com/aboutus/dimdim_news.html
Yugma, "Free Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Web Collaboration ...
FREE Web Conferencing, online meetings and web collaboration services for Mac, Windows and Linux. Easy, interactive, and secure. Has everything you need." www.yugma.com/

I will be looking at these kind of meeting options later in the year - once I have solved the current load of issues.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Denis Brown" <dsbrown at cyllene.uwa.edu.au>
To: plug at plug.org.au
Sent: Wednesday, 29 April, 2009 5:50:02 PM GMT +08:00 Perth
Subject: [plug] OS virtual meeting applications?

Hello Plug list members,

Looking for open source virtual meeting (audio + video) solutions and I'm 
obviously not hitting Google with the correct phrases :-(

Something along the lines of Webex or MS's Live Meeting but capable of 
being hosted internally preferably on Linux.

Ability to "hand control over" to other nodes would be essential as this 
would be used in a virtual meeting, virtual tutorial room situation.

Using built-in audio devices would probably be the only way to go - 
although there may be coupling to VoIP which could allow normal PSTN 'phone 
users to participate as well.

Video would come from OO.o presentations for example, or webcams and may 
include local whiteboards visible to the other nodes.

Ability to interface with interactive whiteboards would be a bonus :-)

Nodes could be Linux, OS-X, Windows.

Any thoughts?

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Evert van Dijk BBus (MIS & e-Commerce)
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