Videoconferencing is supposed to transform the business. Save money, effective meetings, better collaboration. Video software vendors pushing for their agnostic solutions, and hardware vendors still trying to sell you boxes. WebRTC is supposed to democratize videoconferencing the way browsers democratized Web access. Okay, so maybe Skype gets the that badge of honor, but truth be told netizens expect a certain transparency when it comes to democratizing technologies, and Skype has been proprietary.
So perhaps WebRTC, initiated by Google and offered as open source, should become the democratizing force for videoconferencing. After all, the promise is to enable real-time video between any browser. Yes, on the desktop and/or on the mobile device.