[coreboot] How come the community meeting is hosted by proprietary software?

Taiidan at gmx.com Taiidan at gmx.com
Wed Mar 15 15:17:02 CET 2017

On 03/14/2017 03:33 AM, Paul Menzel wrote:

> Dear Taiidan,
> Am Dienstag, den 14.03.2017, 00:36 -0400 schrieb Taiidan at gmx.com:
>> Discord is proprietary software, why don't we use something free and
>> open source?
> 1. Discord is not used anymore. Where did you find this outdated
> information?
"If you want to install the discord application, feel free to do that."
> 2. As there were a lot of problems with the connection quality with
> Discord, a different solution was needed. Currently, BlueJeans is used
> [1], which is also proprietary, and it works quite well.
> There should also be some information in the minutes [2].
>> I would be more than pleased to set up a SIP server or something to that
>> effect (I have only 10mbps upload but I know folks who will give me a
>> VPS if I want one).
>> There are plenty of FOSS softphones for every OS and you can also use a
>> desktop VoIP phone so it would be more convenient.
> The main requirement is, that it is usable from within a browser, and
> all major operating systems and browsers are supported, for example
> with WebRTC, so that people aren’t forced to install anything.
> BlueJeans also allows to phone in from outside.
I always disable WebRTC to avoid security issues.
> If you have a free solution, that works and let’s the community meeting
> to work without any issues, *and* you can set it up, I guess we will
> find some volunteers to test it out. If that works, a switch can be
> discussed.
I will investigate this further, there are a few foss browser softphones 
so I will test them and get back to everyone.

> Thanks,
> Paul
> [1] https://bluejeans.com/616384323
> [2] https://coreboot-meeting.pads.ccc.de/CommunityMeetingTopics?

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