BigBlueButton is a Web conferencing system that focuses on usability, modularity, and clean design, both for the user and developer. It implements real-time sharing of voice, Web cams, desktops, slides, and chat messages to provide remote students with a high-quality learning experience. Unlike other conferencing systems, the desktop sharing works on Mac OS X, Unix, and PC computers, and there is no hard-coded limit on the number of simultaneous Web cams.
Whisper IM is a secure IM client that provides end-to-end encryption over a XMPP/Jabber network. The encryption system (The Whisper Protocol) is designed for instant messaging, and is IM protocol and platform neutral. It supports all standard instant messaging features, such as messages, one to one chat, and online presence. The user interface is clean and easy to use. It also features multi-user chat (JEP45), context sensitive help, a service discovery tool (JEP30), and internationalization support.
Gangplank is a Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) system (or "chat server") which supports real-time communication between users, currently using a text-based user interface. It runs as an Internet server which implements the standard telnet protocol, so no special client program is necessary for users. Server-side processing provides input editing/history and terminal- handling features over the telnet connection for standard ANSI terminals. This code has been in production use on a private server since early 1993. This single-process server is fast, efficient and stable.
Voisin is a social networking and group collaboration platform. It's a complete Enterprise 2.0 solution that combines all of the technologies you need to implement Enterprise 2.0 best practices in order to help your work force realize the full benefit of social collaboration and knowledge sharing as they work to achieve group goals. It is based on the OpenEdit Framework.
Akeni Messenger Jabber Edition is a cross-platform client for Jabber compliant servers. It features an XML-based messaging protocol, private chatting, conference mode, broadcast messages to groups of people, message log, a typing indicator, a full-featured rich-text editor, emoticons, and powerful online presence management.
panFora is a full featured, high performance Web-based collaboration tool for discussion forums and file sharing. Using standard web browsers and a multi-framed/windowed approach, it has a desktop application feel familiar to users of desktop email/newsgroup tools. A traditional single-frame web layout is also available as a user preference. Extensive admin features allow forums to be created, customized, colorized, reconfigured and maintained, completely from the web. Other unique features include hierarchical topic structure, announcements by groups, and full but safe HTML formatting support in message posts. A popular high performance open-source embedded database is built-in; no database installation is required by the user, making panFora installation fast and easy.