concern over fedora's meeting videos

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Jun 11 14:33:15 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 08:29:50PM -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
> I didn't realize the Council uses Google Hangouts for communication.
> Are you sure; where did you read that? That's extremely surprising and
> would be contrary to Fedora's mission, since it's impossible to use
> Hangouts without installing nonfree software on your computer. It's not
> as if we don't already have good FOSS solutions for video calls: either
> XMPP Jingle or SIP would work. (But this is definitely the wrong
> mailing list for this discussion....)

See my other message for clarification. 

I haven't found a good many-to-many + many more + recording solution
for XMPP Jingle / SIP. I looked briefly at Jitsi Videobridge, but it
wasn't trivial to set up (and I'm unclear on recording), and we wanted
to get to actually doing the video status reports — I put out a call
for help on getting something open up and running and got crickets, so
here we are for now.

I also pledged for the kickstarter at
but at the current rate I'm not sure they'll reach their goal.

And yeah, let's take further discussion to the council-discuss list.

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at>
Fedora Project Leader

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