Individuals, small businesses and educators.
BuddyMeeting provides free, general-purpose online conferencing software with additional e-learning functionality. At this time BuddyMeeting is in the process of integrating with popular business applications and Moodle, an open source e-learning platform; upon completing these upgrades it is likely that BuddyMeeting will release versions of its software more appropriate for professional and large-scale educational use.
In addition to live videoconferencing, BuddyMeeting features desktop sharing and a file sharing whiteboard. A meeting record feature is in the works. Though BuddyMeeting is accepting registration for its free e-learning service, online classroom features are not available as of this posting.
BuddyMeeting’s stated mission is an altruistic one: to facilitate collaboration and reduce greenhouse gasses by reducing travel time. It is unclear, therefore, whether the company intends to charge for its product.