[Osmf-talk] OSMF & Video Chat | Re: Next OSMF board meeting on Friday 17 April 2020, at 17:00 London time

Jóhannes Birgir Jensson joi at betra.is
Fri Apr 17 07:48:20 UTC 2020

Can I offer jitsi.org as a suggestion for a meeting platform?

It’s encrypted, open source, and you don’t need an account to use it (using a browser you just give access to mic and camera).

16. apríl 2020 kl. 18:26, skrifaði "Rory McCann" <rory.mccann at osmfoundation.org>:

> On 12.04.20 14:03, Christoph Hormann wrote:
>> * Beyond that i would suggest to contemplate if this hosting setup is
>> suitable as a long term solution for board meetings (and possibly other
>> OSMF meetings i suppose). Normal board meetings are public so there is
>> no real confidentiality concern. But you have non-public meetings as
>> well. Conducting them on a commercial service where the operators have
>> no meaningful contractual obligation to not share details of these
>> meetings with third parties is a potential problem from my perspective.
>> You could of course argue the same applies to using the HOT mumble
>> server but (a) HOT has a much clearer and more specific privacy policy
>> and (b) you could always move to the FOSSGIS mumble server when there
>> are concerns about this. ;-) This is of course not something that
>> necessarily needs to be addressed right away. If the software proves
>> to be useful in the OSM context it is even likely that some local
>> chapters might host a version of it and the OSMF could use that.
> OSM is a do-ocracy. 😉 FOSSGIS (or others) hasn't set up or arranged an
> alternative. We have one option. Ergo that options wins. 😉😉
>> * Independent of the missing privacy policy I think it is not really
>> appropriate to require members to sign up with their full name to
>> participate in the meetings
> I agree. The software sign up says “Full name” (in English version), but
> I read that as including your nickname/handle there.
> --
> Rory
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