[LGM] g+ hangouts on air

Jehan Pagès jehan.marmottard at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 15:54:50 PST 2013


On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Jon Nordby <jononor at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 November 2013 23:33, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
>> On 19 November 2013 13:55, Jon Nordby <jononor at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > that's been the case at all previous meetings?
>>> We generally get the stuff recorded (by professionals even!)
>> That's precisely my point - we get stuff recorded _with proprietary
>> software_ and we _do not_ live stream it, and it often takes
>> days/weeks/months for the recordings to get published.
>> Google Hangouts on Air does live streaming and publishing within hours,
>> support CC licensing, and may work with free software (chromiumOS)?
> There seems to be several points raised.
> 1) a want for live streaming (not just recording)
> 2) the time from recording to published video
> 3) the use of non-free software
> I am personally fine with the way things have been handled up until
> now, so I don't have much of an opinion on these matters, as long as
> it gets done.
> But, I would like to point out that Google Hangouts is an entirely
> proprietary service, and so I do not see how it helps anything at all
> with point 3.

I agree too that we should not use proprietary services whose sole
goal is just to gather information and sell it for advertising.

There exist nice Free Software to do the same kind of things. Of
course that requires some more work. And if none has time to set up
one of these live streaming alternatives, we just have some delay in
the videos being published later on the website. And so what? I don't
think that's so terrible, and at least LGM keeps some self-integrity
towards its goal (*Libre* Graphics).
It's too bad that many of us made Google accounts already after
resisting for years, I'd prefer that Free Software meetings at least
stay real irreproachable FOSS havens, and not participate in pushing
people to create accounts to one proprietary service or another.
So that's my opinion: if we want to do live streaming, we find and set
up a nice open solution where *anyone* can see it, without any "user
account" on some service. If nobody has the time for it, fine, we just
don't do it. I still think it's better than using Google Hangout.


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