Better Than Zoom
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Big Blue Button https://bigbluebutton.org
Nextcloud Talk https://nextcloud.com
All with free service accesses.
Hi @praveen, inspired by you "Better Than WhatsApp" you shared few days ago, I made this "Better Than Zoom". What do you think?
Hi my Trisquel Friends, continuing #Messengers poll, now I have a new fun post 'Better Than Zoom' right above. What do you think? Thanks in advance.
Thanks for all who shared my #BetterThanZoom post.
I got so many new friends today after the wonderful #Messengers poll yesterday. It's just 3 hours with 30 people resharing already (and counting!). Let's share Free Software more.
Tags: #Zoom #Alternative | Mentions: @bhaugen @lauteshirn @_Petrichor_ @narF @unsuspicious @priryo @neil @redPirrote @Jnetwork @fuzzylynx @elfi @aspie4K @Nine @finn @RussSharek @bbbhltz @mark @samae @fossasap @klaatu @draconyale
Thanks for all who reshared my #BetterThanZoom post.
Awesome! It is still under 1 day and 70 friends resharing already (and still counting!). Please help me share Free Software.
Hello new friends! @dredmorbius @Mojeek @andre @theotheroracle @feoh @Doudouosm @catgoat @dblake @xplosionmind @Milouchkna @grimneko @ExperimentV @happybeing @thisfro @flowerenby @grin @schrodingers_cat @kaalki @Lamdarer @ctonysem @butterywhiskers @WammKD @Natsura @ox @shaadra and many more!
Thanks to all who shared my #BetterThanZoom post.
Splendid! It's still under 1 day but there are 90 more people sharing already (and still counting!). Let's share Free Software more.
@ademalsasa I use Nextcloud Talk a lot on my own instance, but I have to say, if you are more than 5 people, use BBB or Jitsi.
and I decided to use Jitsi until today, my Friend. At that time, Nextcloud Talk was not stable perhaps because our connections (Indonesia) are not good. Here's some screenshot of my teaching activity today.
I also did similar things with my articles here hopefully they are useful:
Thanks for sharing, Praveen. Wish the best recovery of COVID19 pandemic for people of India.
We list Jisti instances on https://wiki.chatons.org/doku.php/la_visio-conference_avec_jitsi and BBB instances on https://wiki.chatons.org/doku.php/la_visio-conference_avec_big_blue_button
@praveen ah, I forgot, so that's why I felt I had ever seen the wording "Better Than Zoom" somewhere else. Thanks for reminding me!
Better Than Zoom from the Free Software Foundation | https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/better-than-zoom-try-these-free-software-tools-for-staying-in-touch
@ademalsasa @fsf Yeah, my answer was a bit tongue-in-cheek. I never meant that anyone should actually migrate from zoom to teams (that's like jumping into the fire from the flame or whatever the expression is).
My point, to the degree I actually had a point, was that zoom is not just bad, it's likely the worst in many way, not just from a software freedom point of view.
But yeah, probably not an argument one wants to raise when trying to convince people to go with the ethically right choices.
@ademalsasa I've run a self-hosted #Jitsi instance before it was great had a lot of group chats on there with friends. You need a reasonably powerful VPS though, the cheap low spec options get choked quick when multiple parties are in a chat (although they're fine for one-on-one chats). So for group chats use a VPS that doesn't charge you when you shut it down so you can just spin it up when you're using it. I used EC2.
@ademalsasa I admire you for trying. This is such an uphill battle. Just trying to get folks to use Signal rather than their proprietary IM thing of choice feels impossible to me.
@feoh thank you very much, your words motivated me.
I am a teacher, I can say this is not impossible, but rather easy to do, as long as you believe in teaching, my friend. I can say that as I require all my students to use Telegram (and LibreOffice) to join my course.
Thanks of that, now I saw more than 1000 students in Indonesia using Free Software (#Telegram & #LibreOffice) with a little effort without forcing them at all. Most of them then now migrated to GNU/Linux. I can, and so do you.
@ademalsasa I will give this a mention, perhaps on the DCGLUG blog it may have more reach than my personal blog.
@zleap what a kind offering, Paul. Thank you very much. However, I think you are fine to make your own list, Paul. Just like @itsfoss's https://itsfoss.com/open-source-video-conferencing-tools for example. Mine will be based on friends suggestions here at mastodon aside from my own teaching experience.
Good point, I will see what I can add to this list too,
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