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Re: [] FSF is hiring: outreach and communication coordinator

From: Hubert Figuière
Subject: Re: [] FSF is hiring: outreach and communication coordinator
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 09:21:15 -0400
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On 01/05/13 09:04 AM, Danyl Strype wrote:
> This isn't as bad as it sounds. Most of the guts behind Hangouts (WebRTC
> etc) are free code,\

Still requires the proprietary plugin and the infamous "Real name"
arbitrary policy that is know to prevent people using their real name to
use the service until they send a copy of their ID to Google... [1]


They don't use WebRTC yet.

> implementing open standards (XMPP etc), so like GChat,
> it can be federated (at least in theory).

Hangout doesn't.

> It's a realtime service, so
> unlike email lists, blogs etc there's no issue with the orgs archives being
> held to ransom by the host. Voice/ video costs a *lot* in server load/
> bandwidth, so all that considered, I think the Cyberunions folks would get
> a better deal out of it than Google. If you are in touch with them though,
> you could suggest they run their own WebRTC server. I'm now sure about
> WordPress, but there is already a plug-in for Drupal:

See above for why it is bad.


[1] Sorry for the self plug here, I'm sure you'll find other examples:

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