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Re: Zoom- best practice?

On 2020-06-07 at 16:14, Russell L. Harris wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 07, 2020 at 03:56:17PM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
>> Yeah, but that's not building Jitsi; that's installing a prebuilt
>> Jitsi, as shipped in those packages.
>> Presumably, as those packages are for download from the authors'
>> Website, the authors are the ones who built them. Thus, this
>> doesn't demonstrate that anyone other than the authors have been
>> able to build Jitsi.
> So? It is an open-source alternative to Zoom, and it works.

The post to which you were responding had just asked the question

>>> Do you have evidence of somebody other than the authors
>>> themselves having managed to build it?

and, because your post started immediately after that, I inferred that
it was intended to be a response to that question.

As far as I can see, your post does not seem to provide any such
evidence. I was pointing that out.

If I parse you correctly, you now seem to be asserting that this is not
an appropriate / relevant question. However, your previous post did not
seem to make clear that you were doing so.

> Of course, if you are worried that the builders put in something
> malicious or dangerous which is not in the open source repository,
> then you can turn to Zoom, or build your own, or do without...
> Though objectivity is prudent, we ought be promoting alternatives to
> Zoom, rather than torpedoing them.

While this is true, and would be on-topic for the thread if the OP
hadn't already said that anything but Zoom is a nonstarter because Zoom
is what the people he needs to speak with are already using and they
aren't going to change, it's not relevant to the question to which your
comments were posted as a reply.

   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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