SOURCE: Dimdim

May 19, 2008 09:00 ET

Dimdim Uncages Open Source Eagle

Innovative Open Source Web Meeting Software Now Available for Unlimited Use: Features Multi-Party Video and Audio Conferencing, Easy Installation as Software Appliance, and Feature Parity With Dimdim Free Hosted Version

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Dimdim (www.dimdim.com), the world's free open source web meeting company, today announced a new release of its web meeting software specifically for the open source community. The new version, called Dimdim Open Source Community Edition Version 3.5, nicknamed "Eagle," is completely free and available for immediate download. Dimdim "Eagle" is the world's first unified communications platform specifically created for and by the open source community. To date, this community has downloaded Dimdim's free open source web meeting software over 230,000 times.

Dimdim Eagle, which is available for both Linux and Windows platforms, is a complete real-time unified communication environment that allows anyone to share their desktop, show documents and slides, as well as talk, listen, chat, and broadcast via webcam. Attendees of Dimdim-powered web meetings do not need to install any software to join or participate.

Dimdim Open Source Community Edition "Eagle" includes the following new and improved features:

--  Unlimited meeting attendees
--  Unlimited simultaneous meetings
--  2-way video chat and webcam sharing
--  Multi-attendee VoIP and microphone sharing
--  Easy software appliance download which runs on multiple OSs with no
    install required
--  New User Guide and other API documentation
    

"With such rich technologies available through the open source community, we see absolutely no need for proprietary software, large client downloads and ridiculous fees that are being charged for people to meet online," said Prakash Khot, co-founder and CTO of Dimdim. "Dimdim Eagle is dedicated to all those community members who have provided such great foundational products, along with the amazing feedback and support we've received. All of us at Dimdim are strong believers in the open source movement and are fans of Alfresco, SugarCRM and other open source pioneers and we hope that our product drives further communication and innovation throughout this pioneering community."

Dimdim Open Source Community Edition "Eagle" is built on top of proven and mature open source components -- such as Apache Tomcat, CherryPy Application Server, Lighttpd, and Open office and is completely integrated with Web 2.0 technologies -- such as AJAX, JSON, and Flash. This allows the delivery and sharing of rich media content without any need for any software installation by the attendee. Dimdim Open Source Community Edition "Eagle" also utilizes advanced screen-sharing capabilities that leverage the industry-standard RFB protocol used by VNC, which have been further enhanced to work over HTTP/S and deliver instant and hassle-free desktop sharing capabilities to anyone with a Flash-enabled web browser.

Dimdim Open House

To mark the launch of Dimdim Open Source Community Edition "Eagle," Dimdim's executive and technical teams will open up to the open source community to answer questions, join in discussions and meet with community members who have been so supportive of Dimdim, since its inception. This is open to everybody via Dimdim on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:00 AM EDT. To join this meeting, simply paste the following URL into any web browser at the time of this meeting. http://webmeeting.dimdim.com:80/portal/JoinButton.action?confKey=featured

Click this link to add a reminder to Outlook or your iCal application: http://webmeeting.dimdim.com:80/portal/calendar.action?meetingId=f90bda6a-7272-102b-9e72-0030489444da

About Dimdim

Dimdim is the world's only free, open source web meeting company. Dimdim provides a free, hosted web conferencing service and a downloadable open source version that lets anyone share their desktop, show slides, collaborate, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam with absolutely no download required for attendees. Dimdim also offers more powerful, paid versions that can support hundreds and even thousands of attendees per meeting. Dimdim is backed by the original investors in Skype, Hotmail, and MySQL: Nexus India Capital, Index Ventures and Draper Richards. Dimdim is based in Boston, Mass., with offices in New Hampshire, Canada and India. With Dimdim, now the world can meet freely at www.dimdim.com.

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