Session

Free Calls, Free Software

David Bitton, CEO, Wengo

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 28
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: Portland 252

Online telephony is still in its infancy, with incompatible proprietary systems owning a major marketshare. Meanwhile, free and open source software is gaining ground on the server and desktop. This talk will cover how Wengo used low-level GPL components to build a compelling free alternative to Skype. Also covered are Open Standards, IM interoperability, experiments with XUL, and cross-platform bliss.