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Re: Zoom- best practice?

On Sun, Jun 07, 2020 at 08:23:04PM +0200, Seeds Notoneofmy wrote:
> On 6/5/20 8:57 PM, Peter Ehlert wrote:
> >>Look into Big Blue Button and see if you can get your family to try
> >>that instead.
> >
> >bigbluebutton is interesting. Thanks for the thought.
> >
> >Many family members use Zoom, and like me, are past seven decades.
> >Several of the younger set use Zoom also.
> >I think I will not suggest change, I am the lone wolf.
> >
> I just looked into this, having had an issue with Zoom recently. And it
> seems it allows for installing the server locally? Am I understanding
> this right, that one can have their own BBB server and provide access to
> others to connect to and share/chat?
> If that's the case, why would anyone need skype, zoom, etc? Only would
> need to secure one's own BBB server properly. Can someone confirm, please?

Yes, the server is free software. As is Jitsi's. So you can get the
source, build yourself or download pre-built thingies.

There are fairly recent articles on both of them over at lwn:

Jitsi: https://lwn.net/Articles/815751/
BigBlueButton: https://lwn.net/Articles/817146/

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