Thunderbird communication channels - Jitsi for online conferencing and meetings

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Fri May 22 08:59:54 UTC 2020


Hi Ovari, all,

i am curious as well why a tool gathering substantial donations for
maintaining a FOSS e-mail communication tool does not promote 
FOSS operated channels for community communications, wherever possible.  

best,
holger


On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 12:20 +1000, Óvári wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Please move Thunderbird online conferencing to a Jitsi instance.
> 
> Perhaps it could be at:
> 
> https://jitsi.thunderbird.net/
> 
> https://jitsi.org/ is open source and should be used instead of any
> proprietary solution.
> 
> What do you think?
> 
> Thank you
> 
> Óvári
> 
> 
> Below are articles which may be of interest.
> 
> 
> TDF has their own Jitsi instance:
> https://jitsi.documentfoundation.org/
> 
> Here is a blog entitled "Hispanic LibreOffice community meets online":
> https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/05/18/hispanic-libreoffice-community-meets-online/
> 
> /On Saturday, the Hispanic LibreOffice community held an online event via
> TDF’s Jitsi instance, and streamed on YouTube. The event started 17:00 UTC
> and last almost //*4 hours*//. More that //*35 people took part*//, which
> benefited from the presence of several members who are well-recognised for
> their participation and collaboration in the project:/
> 
> /Meanwhile, I gave a tour of the collaboration possibilities presented by
> the project. This was, of course, an open event – free and aimed at anyone
> interested in the FOSS office suite per excellence. The event took place on
> Saturday May 16th //on our Jitsi server
> <https://jitsi.documentfoundation.org/hispano>//. Also, thanks to our friend
> Servio from the open-source Latin community, we had a live broadcast through
> YouTube, //now available as recording <https://youtu.be/BPTWzwkHvhY>//./
> 
> 
> Mozilla Firefox has improved. See
> https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/4758
> 
> Things are different now as Firefox has greatly improved for Firefox 78.
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1164187#c77
> 
> Safari 11 WebRTC support has been fixed 17 hours ago.
> https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/2000
> 
> With the current situation, a lot has changed in that 1 year. Jitsi is now a
> working communication system.
> 
> The Jitsi communication system is also used by 30% of the entire Italian
> schooling system, WeSchool based on 8x8's Jitsi for Distance Learning.
> https://jitsi.org/
> 
> 
> Zoom also has lots of problems and is not allowed to be used by many
> governments and businesses. See articles below:
> 
> *Zoom's fall: Google bans Zoom from staffers' gear*
> Google follows many others in banning use of the popular but troubled Zoom
> video-conferencing program.
> https://www.zdnet.com/article/zooms-fall-google-bans-zoom-from-staffers-gear/
> 
> /This move comes after //Taiwan told government employees not to use Zoom <https://www.zdnet.com/article/taiwan-instructs-government-agencies-not-to-use-zoom/>//.
> Earlier, //New York schools told its teachers to "gradually transition" from
> Zoom <https://www.cnet.com/news/school-districts-reportedly-ban-zoom-over-security-issues/>//to
> another video-conferencing service. Other groups are also distancing from
> Zoom./
> 
> *US Senate, German government tell staff not to use Zoom*
> The two organizations now join a list that also includes the *Taiwanese
> government*, the *Australian government*, *SpaceX*, *Google*, and *New York
> state area schools*.
> https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-senate-german-government-tell-staff-not-to-use-zoom/
> 
> 

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