[Talk-us] US chapter board meeting

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Oct 25 16:48:53 GMT 2012

It looks like we can invite people by calling them on their regular
phone numbers from a hangout. So there's an alternative for folks who
don't care to create a google account but still want to listen in.


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM, the Old Topo Depot
<oldtopos at novacell.com> wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> Thanks for sharing your concerns re Google Hangout.  We've had similar
> comments from others and having discussions about what we can do to help
> address such concerns.
> Having said that, I will also say that the ability to see, as well as hear,
> the other folks on the call (even though they're a bit tiny) is a boon to
> better communications.
> I'm hoping others on the list will provide suggestions regarding
> alternatives to Hangout that are equally functional.
> Best,
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
>> Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> writes:
>> > The newly elected US Chapter board will have its first official
>> > meeting tonight at 5PM PDT / 8PM EDT. We're going to try a Google
>> > Hangout. Everyone is welcome to listen in!
>> >
>> > https://plus.google.com/events/c91rctgp4ia8cq3ffqo914lvvus
>> (I'm not a member, and I'm not likely to attend these meetings anyway;
>> my time available for OSM is erratic.)
>> I realize google hangouts may be convenient (and free), but I've been
>> concerned by a growing trend in free software (to include open data)
>> projects to use proprietary tools and services, and particularly
>> services that have bad privacy practices.  I realize I'm in a minority
>> by declining to have a google account or a facebook account, but I
>> think that from an open project governance viewpoint people shouldn't be
>> encouraged to deal with google/facebook/etc.
>> That said, I don't have any concrete or useful suggestions about
>> alternatives (beyond IRC or XMPP).  I just felt compelled to point out
>> the issue.
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