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Re: Report from the Bug Squashing Party in Salzburg

On 06/21/2012 03:50 PM, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> As far as I understand, it is entirely true that Google's Hangout,
> or Skype, are easy to use. Of the free variants, I mainly have 
> experience with Mumble, which usually works, but requires tweaking
> and configuration to work well.
> The other aspect, however, is that Hangout and Skype are not free.
> It is not unacceptable for those developing Debian to use non-free
> software, or non-free services, but it gets problematic if it's
> the common case, or if it is advocated. We, as a project, value
> software freedome, and if we choose tools that are not free, we
> are not living up to our values as a project.
> To find out if a service like this is actually useful for distributed
> bug squashing, by all means, let's use the proprietary services. Then
> we can find or make the free software to do it with freedom.

Exactly. Or we can even use a hangout to develope a replacement for the
google+ hangout. :)

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