[guardian-dev] jitsi's parent company BlueJimp becoming part of Atlassian

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Wed Apr 22 10:41:44 EDT 2015


Nathan of Guardian:
> 
> 
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015, at 09:41 AM, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>
>> This is sounding not so promising for the future of jitsi as free
>> software.
>> Atlassian seems to have no free software projects of their own
>> whatsoever, and
>> there page about "open source" is basically a sales pitch:
>>
>> https://www.atlassian.com/opensource
> 
> Oh that is too bad. Somehow I thought Jira was open-source, but that
> most people just used it in hosted configuration. Same with BitBucket... 
>  
>> more here, it looks like this is probably the Atlassian press release,
>> more or
>> less:
>> http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/21/atlassian-acquires-open-source-video-conferencing-company-bluejimp-to-power-hipchats-video-chat/
> 
> I also thought HipChat had exist video support...hmm... well, yeah,
> definitely the market for group messaging in business is huge, given
> Slack's last insane fundraising round.

HipChat has only one-to-one video chat, hence the BlueJimp acquisition :)

.hc



>> .hc
>>
>> Hans-Christoph Steiner:
>>>
>>> BlueJimp is becoming part of Atlassian (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, HipChat,
>>> etc.).  They say "Jitsi will continue to evolve as an open source project",
>>> hopefully that means all of the jitsi projects, like Jitsi Videobridge and
>>> Jitsi Meet:
>>>
>>> http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/announce/2015-April/000068.html
>>>
>>> Seems like WebRTC "private" messaging is becoming the next big thing.
>>>
>>> .hc
>>>
>>>
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