[coreboot] [RFC] Finding a conference call solution for the CCC
gaumless at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 01:56:33 CET 2016
I'm fine with using hangouts. I actually didn't realize that it had been
updated so that you could join a video conference without a Google account,
and it looks like that was done about a year ago.
It meets all of the requirements that Paul listed.
Are there any objections to using hangouts?
Here's a link to a video hangout, for anyone who wants to test it.
On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Julius Werner <jwerner at chromium.org> wrote:
> At the risk of sounding like a corporate shill: what's wrong with
> Google Hangouts? It's got a web interface and native clients for
> Android and iOS. (I'm not sure if you still need a binary plug-in for
> Firefox, but at least Chromium can run it natively via WebRTC.)
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Martin Roth <gaumless at gmail.com> wrote:
> > We were thinking of switching to the mumble server that Chris Ching has
> > up, but it doesn't seem to have any web client or way to work around
> > After looking at a number of solutions, I think the solution we'd like to
> > try at this point is Blue Jeans - bluejeans.com. It's actually a paid
> > service at $120 per year. I think the biggest advantage here is that it
> > supports a phone bridge, which makes many of the other features
> > Upsides:
> > - Telephone call-in with numbers in many countries:
> > https://bluejeans.com/numbers
> > - Native clients for Windows, Linux (RPM), OSX, IOS, and Android.
> > - Web interface (chrome only - other browsers are being deprecated)
> > - Maximum of 50 attendees per meeting - I think so far our highest
> > attendance has been 12 people or so.
> > Downsides:
> > - Not a free service - it costs $120 per year per host. The cost may
> > increase in the future. They don't offer a discount for open-source
> > or non-profits at this scale.
> > - Web client only works with chrome/chromium
> > - Not an open source solution.
> > Annoyances:
> > - The native Linux client is only available as an rpm
> > - Only a single person (email address) can host a meeting. I'm not sure
> > how much an issue this really is - If we schedule the meetings in
> > and it starts automatically, it may not be a problem. If the host has to
> > join before anyone else can talk, that's not so good.
> > Let me know what you think.
> > Martin
> > On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 6:35 AM, Paul Menzel via coreboot
> > <coreboot at coreboot.org> wrote:
> >> Dear coreboot folks,
> >> At the last coreboot community meeting (CCC) , some participants
> >> couldn’t here what other participants were saying with the current
> >> conference call solution Discord .
> >> As this greatly reduces the productivity, the conclusion was to find a
> >> different solution, as this problem has been present since the
> >> beginning and Discord doesn’t seem to be able to fix this.
> >> So either somebody gets in contact with Discord, and they promise to
> >> work on a solution for the next meeting, or we need to find a different
> >> solution.
> >> The requirements are.
> >> 1. Working conference call (audio) functionality
> >> 2. No registration necessary
> >> 3. Clients for all operating systems (packages at best in distribution
> >> archive), or at least a Web client that runs with Mozilla Firefox (ESR
> >> and last version), and Google Chromium (last version).
> >> Chris(?) offered to set up a Mumble  server. Clients for all
> >> operating systems are supposed to be available.
> >> Also Tox was mentioned , which doesn’t feature a Web client, as far
> >> as I can see.
> >> So if you know of a solution, please tell us, so that technical
> >> problems won’t spoil the fun of the CCCs.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Paul
> >>  https://www.coreboot.org/Coreboot_community_meeting
> >>  https://coreboot-meeting.pads.ccc.de/CommunityMeetingTopics?
> >>  https://discordapp.com/
> >>  https://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page
> >> "Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat
> >> software primarily intended for use while gaming."
> >>  https://tox.chat/
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