Stephen Downes

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Minglr is "an experimental software system developed to explore ways of supporting ad hoc, private videoconferences." The authors "We expect it to be useful for virtual conferences and many other kinds of online events, both business and social." The idea is that people log in during a conference, see a list of people who want to talk, or add themselves to the list. They can also select someone from the list and request a talk, and if accepted, they're placed in a private room. It's open source (MIT license) and available on GitHub. It's built on top of Jitsi (an open source video-conferencing environment) and written in Javascript. "We see potential uses in virtual classes, parties, and other kinds of social engagements."

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