[riot-devel] Periodical (virtual) meetings

Adam Hunt voxadam at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 23:23:29 CEST 2014

I haven't tried any of these but here are a few open source options:

BigBlueButton <http://bigbluebutton.org/>
Apache Openmeetings <https://openmeetings.apache.org/>
WebHuddle <https://www.webhuddle.com/>

eXo and BigBlueButton look promising. eXo looks like quite nice but it
might be a bit of an undertaking to host (I'd offer to host it but I don't
 have the bandwidth at the moment). BigBlueButton seems to be geared
towards online learning but still a possibility. Openmeetings and WebHuddle
appear to be Java based which is not *my* first choice; eXo and
BigBlueButton look to be WebRTC based which is a plus in my book.

One thing that I personally would really like to see, is a solution that
allows for the recording of meetings. Meeting minutes are nice but
sometimes it's nice to see the meeting exactly as it happened.



On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Adam Hunt <voxadam at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm fine with whatever as long as whatever is settled on runs natively
> under Linux (Android would be great as well). I've heard that WebEx
> <http://www.webex.com/> quite good but, unfortunately, it's not free. An
> open source solution would be ideal but I don't know of anything that has
> feature parity with TeamViewer.
> ​A regular meeting would be wonderful, especially for those of us in other
> time zones. While I may not be a contributor (yet), I'd really like to keep
> up on RIOT. I hope to use it in a side project that I hope to become my
> primary project soon. Speaking of time zones, CST, is that UTC+01:00?
> ​--adam​
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM, Martine Lenders <authmillenon at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Oleg,
>> Cheers
>> 2014-10-17 18:54 GMT+02:00 Oleg Hahm <oliver.hahm at inria.fr>:
>>> Dear realistic IoTlers,
>>> in order to keep RIOT's development community synchronized, discuss the
>>> latest
>>> changes, new features, and the long-term strategy, we will setup a new
>>> meeting
>>> on a regular basis. I propose to start with a biweekly rhythm and maybe
>>> adjust
>>> this if necessary. To give all the RIOTers around the world the
>>> opportunity to
>>> participate, the meeting will happen as a virtual event using a web
>>> conferencing tool. After a first evaluation of available tools that are
>>> free
>>> of charge, I found TeamViewer [1] to be a good solution. If someone knows
>>> something better, we might change this for later meetings.
>> if we only need audio, there is Mumble [1]. I can't say if it's better -
>> I never tried TeamViewer for conference - but it is free software and you
>> can run clients it on all major operating systems, including iOS and
>> Android, without any emulation layer hassle.
>> Cheers,
>> Martine
>> [1] http://wiki.mumble.info/wiki/Main_Page
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