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Re: Preparing for the Video Chat meeting on 23 January 2014


Hi Everybodeee!

Jeff Smith from Waterloo has offered to help with the test run and is
available during evenings. Any other's interested in testing please let me

See you all soon !


On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 3:09 AM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Happy New Year Everybodeee!
> At the last IRC meeting in November we came up with the idea to try a
> Video Chat[1] for our next meeting on Thursday, 23 January 2014.
> But what video chat software should we use?
> The Ubuntu Developer Summit meetings use Google Hangouts. But that's not
> FAIF software, and requires people to have a Google Plus account.
> José Antonio Rey (LoCo Council member from Peru!) and I tried to video
> chat over the open standards XMPProtocol (I used the Jitsi application
> from https://jitsi.org/; don't know what José used). We could see each
> other, but didn't get sound to work. But given a bit more time, that
> could be fixed. The Jitsi demo of a video chat looks pretty impressive:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-YGw3bgB_s
> There's the open source Big Blue Button http://bigbluebutton.org/
> although that looks like it's intended for a classroom more than a video
> chat.
> And, of course, there's Skype and Facebook, but both of those are
> non-FAIF and require accounts on their services.
> Skype: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/
> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/videocalling
> So, over the next week let me know what your preferred video chat
> software is. I'll tally up the results next Friday (10 January).
> 1st choice = 3 points
> 2nd choice = 2 points
> 3rd choice = 1 point
> Choose from:
>   Google Hangouts
>   XMPP (Jitsi, Pidgin, Empathy, & other apps should interoperate)
>   Big Blue Button
>   Skype
>   Facebook Video Calling
> Once we've picked the  video chat software maybe the local chapters
> could hold an Ubuntu Hour. That would give people a chance to iron out
> any kinks with the software.
> We can discuss the video chat on the Ubuntu-ca mailing list. The list is
> a great place to ask for help if you can't get your webcam or microphone
> working, or need help installing software. If you're not already on the
> Ubuntu-ca mailing list you can join at
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-ca
> I'm sending this message to several Ubuntu chapter mailing lists as well
> as the Launchpad Ubuntu-ca membership, so please pardon me if you should
> get this multiple times.
> See you all online!
> --Bob, who wonders if Chat Roulette is still a thing...
> [1] "ACTION: Schedule a video chat for Ubuntu Canada"
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CanadianTeam/Meetings/2013/2013-11-28#line-48
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