* DimDim

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Dimdim was a software company that provided a web-based platform for realtime, rich-media collaboration and meetings. Dimdim provided free web conferencing service where users could share desktops, show slides, collaborate, chat, talk and broadcast via webcam. It has been compared to the WebEx 2.0 web conferencing application.Dimdim was acquired by Salesforce.com on January 6, 2011.[1] Dimdim was made available primarily as an enterprise edition and as a Virtual Machine appliance, but an open source community edition has also been made available to developers under the GNU General Public License (GPL), giving them the option to install and host Dimdim in their own networks. Dimdim can be integrated with the e-learning platforms Moodle, Claroline and Docebo, the collaborative suite Zimbra and the CRM software SugarCRM. Unlike Dimdim\’s web-hosted services, the Dimdim open source server does not restrict the number of attendees or simultaneous meetings allowed. Dimdim has come under heavy criticism lately by a large section of the community for not releasing an open source version after the 4.5 version. It has been accused of using open source as a means of publicity but never actually being committed to the community. The lack of a proper public repository and no communication between the developers and the community further questions the intent. [2] As of December 2010, at Dimdim\’s website, there was no download available for the open source version and the only way to download it was from SourceForge.net. On January 6, 2011 Dim Dim was acquired by Salesforce.com [3]