Not just a solution but an Open Source solution!
Thanks to Ian for your tips on hardware - microphones, headphones etc
- very helpful.
Yes, You bet I will join in.
On Fri, 17 Apr 2020 at 09:29, Peter Reutemann <fracpete(a)waikato.ac.nz>
Peter for arranging the virtual meeting. I think getting 4
attendees can be
regarded as a success considering everything else going on.
> Yes, I am all for virtual meetings. I
can't getthe microphone to work
on my desktop which is very frustrating, but it
works fine on my laptop I
have used Zoom for other meetings which also works OK. For both you have to
kiss your privacy goodby, but Googgle knows all about most of us already,
and we haven't anything to hide, so I don't suppose we are giving up much
new. I like Ian's idea of having a warmup period.
> Can anybody find an Open Source solution?
> I wish everybody well. We are probably better opsitioned than most to
lots of interesting things to learn and enjoy during an enforced
The NZ Open Source Society runs their own instance of BigBlueButton
(BBB), an open source web conferencing server:
We could get in touch with them to create our own "room".
I doubt that our little VPS that's running our WLUG website would
handle an instance of BBB.
Just a quick update: I organized an account with NZOSS and I can now
(in theory) run online meetings via BBB.
Any volunteers for the next meeting? :-)
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