Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269391/unified-communications/why-now-is-the-time-for-webrtc.html#tk.rss_all
More than six years ago an ambitious, real-time communications project was spearheaded by Google. What emerged was a powerful, open-source tool capable of equipping web browsers with the ability to support voice and video conferencing and data sharing.
Aptly named WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication), this collection of protocols and interfaces enabled audio and video setup over peer-to-peer connections without the need for expensive or complex back-end software. Most appealing, WebRTC made it possible to deploy click-to-start meetings without downloading a dedicated app or plug-in.
Despite this, WebRTC faced hurdles in the early years, including battles over which standards and codecs would be