[Noisebridge-discuss] Streaming Noisebridge meetings [help needed]

Romy Ilano romy at snowyla.com
Fri Feb 7 01:02:50 UTC 2014

Well FYI I installed Google Hangouts on my Google Chrome browser... and
it's extremely intrusive!

The Google Hangouts app instantly (without me setting permissions) stuck
itself into my general menu bar, launches itself whenever I start my Chrome
browser, and interrupts my day with messages from people... I don't
remember opting in.

Luckily it's easy to turn these settings off.  I wouldn't have minded them
if I had remembered consciously opting in, but I don't remember doing that.

I enjoy using the service enough with my friend so I will not unsintall it.

I can imagine how angry people would be with me if I required them to
install this service into their own browsers, especially if they are
open-source people.


Romy Ilano
romy at snowyla.com

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com>wrote:

> .. [snip Naomi's great points]
> And to be honest, one of the big failings from the open source crowd
> was to create a video streaming/collaboration solution that was easy
> to use an multi-platform. There were LInux only solutions for the
> longest time based on open standards / codecs, but (a) they were
> always fiddly to setup, (b) they didn't bother hacking on NAT
> (because, and I remember this bullshit clearly, there were pro "ipv6
> is everywhere, fuck NAT" discussions circa 2001..) and (c) they didn't
> bother with Windows or the emerging Mac platforms.
> So, I highly encourage porting / implementing replacement
> collaborative video chat services. Chrome has a perfectly good plugin
> infrastructure for writing this stuff and now browsers support video,
> audio and webcam data themselves. Yet I've still not seen any sane,
> open source, easy to use, multi platform solution. They tend to be
> built as part of a startup and get bought out .. :-)
> -a
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