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Jitsi (SIP-Communicator) Desktop

[Jitsi (SIP Communicator) desktop streaming — concluded in 2011]

The possibility to allow remote access to one's ongoing desktop session has been appealing to users ever since the early days of Internet communication. Especially the Desktop Sharing and Streaming features are of interest to virtually all internet users. This is probably why all commercial instant messengers ship with some form of implementation for this feature. Today it's still one of the major features for Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger, Apple's iChat and more recently Skype who started out with Windows-only support and extended it to Mac OS X with their latest version.

However, the feature is generally unavailable with free/open source communicators, and the only way to share one's desktop in a platform independent way is to use dedicated solutions such as VNC applications and multi-platform clients for the Remote Desktop Protocol.

This project is all about running Desktop Sharing and Streaming, stressing on certain characteristics, like ease of session establishment, interactivity, and privacy protection.

The project was led by dr. Emil Ivov

The project was renamed to Jitsi

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