[kwlug-disc] Somebody needs to BBB :-)

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Mon Feb 21 23:42:53 EST 2011

unsolicited wrote, On 02/21/2011 11:37 PM:
> Richard Weait wrote, On 02/21/2011 10:01 PM:
>> Hi,
>> Somebody needs to do something about this BigBlueButton. ;-)
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>> So the test was pretty cool.  Now I want to play with BBB set up on a
>> private box with a good connection.
> OK, why? i.e. I get using a client, and you seem quite satisfied with 
> your experience, but what functionality are you seeing that makes you 
> want your own server? (Somewhat?) Absolutely Assured Private 
> conferencing? Or rather, to host others that are looking for that?
>  From your quick experience - is this convergence? Do you see Asterisk 
> going away (except for on such servers) from the home in favour of this?
> Or do you see this as the new pidgin? One 'utility' instead of Skype and 
> Pidgin and e-mail and Softphones and who knows what all else, into, 
> finally, a coherent, consistent, (personal?) communications 'environment'?

Ah, OK, sorry, I misread your message. This is software (like a 
softphone is software), not a service (like Skype is a service that 
you access via their softphone). Something needs to host it. My bad.

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