dimdim: Free Web Meetings via Open Source

Lora Bentley

Yesterday at DEMOfall 07, dimdim launched what it's calling "the world's first free Web meeting service based on an open source platform." The browser-based hosted service reportedly can accommodate meetings of any size.


According to the press release, features include audio conferencing, broadcast webcam, slides, desktop sharing, and chat -- with no client-side software requirement. DEMO Conference executive producer Chris Shipley indicates the technology has the potential for social change:

dimdim's approach of bringing Web meetings, based on open source technology, to consumers for free, is both innovative and refreshing.

Reviewing the alpha version of the software last year, Alfresco VP Matt Asay was enthusiastic:

DimDim is ... to WebEx and web conferencing what SugarCRM is to Salesforce.com and Alfresco is to Sharepoint (and Documentum): An open source, value-rich competitor that should keep the proprietary competition up at night.

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Sep 25, 2007 1:21 AM Jim Kern Jim Kern  says:
I have to agree, dimdim is one fantastic piece of software. Reply
Sep 25, 2007 6:46 AM DD Ganguly DD Ganguly  says:
Thanks, Jim.Warm regards,ddCEO, Dimdim.com: World's FREE web meeting Reply
Jan 13, 2008 5:29 AM Nisarg Nisarg  says:
DimDim looks very promising indeed.I was trying to register, but couldnt find a 'Sign Up' link anywhere. Any ideas anyone? Reply
Jan 31, 2008 11:49 AM Carlos Carlos  says:
It's not open for public use it's invitation only. You can sign up for the waiting list. I'm very eager to begin using this! Reply
Dec 2, 2008 4:14 AM Ken Gonzalez Ken Gonzalez  says:
I just signed up and tried it and I'm very impressed with the work that they've done.It's significantly faster than WebEx and has at least 90% of the functionality. I use WebEx a lot and I'm blown away by the start up time. Also, I think this compares favorably with Live Meeting as well (which I don't like).As I test some more, I'll likely up my capability assessment. Additionally, I got good feedback from my limited VOIP test. Sound quality was reported as excellent.Great job and excellent price point!!kengon Reply
Oct 23, 2010 5:33 AM Sukumar Sukumar  says:

You can signup to dimdim using following link..


Jan 17, 2011 3:51 AM Tawny Tawny  says:

If anyone is looking for a DimDim alternativeMegaMeeting.com is a customer service oriented web and video conferencing company that has been around for more than seven years. Like DimDim MegaMeeting.com operates on Flash and is completely browser-based We welcome all DimDim clients to experience a free live demonstration of our web and video conferencing system at www.megameeting.com

Jan 22, 2011 1:00 AM Noel Noel  says:

One can also try GoMeetNow as an alternative to DimDim. http://www.gomeetnow.com


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