Victoria Release Community Meeting

Erno Kuvaja ekuvaja at
Thu Nov 12 13:38:11 UTC 2020

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 11:19 AM Thomas Goirand <zigo at> wrote:

> On 11/11/20 12:23 AM, helena at wrote:
> > The meeting will be held via Zoom.
> Could we *PLEASE* stop the Zoom non-sense?
> Zoom is:
> - known to have a poor security record
> - imposes the install of the desktop non-free app (yes I know, in some
> cases, it is supposed to work without it, but so far it didn't work for me)
> - controlled by a 3rd party we cannot trust
> It's not as if we had no alternatives. Jitsi works perfectly and was
> used successfully for the whole of debconf, with voctomix and stuff, so
> viewers can read a normal live video stream...
> If the foundation doesn't know how to do it, I can put people in touch
> with the Debian video team. I'm sure they will be helpful.
> Cheers,
> Thomas Goirand (zigo)
Very much this, please.

There are plenty of options out there and yet we _choose_ time after time
to use the one that is not open source and has admitted neglecting their
security and privacy issues; and effectively forces the usage of their
application (I've yet to get into session without it like Thomas pointed

I know Zoom managed to put themselves on top of the hype wave when this
COVID-19 mess started, but we should be able to do better than jumping on
every single hype train out there.

- Erno "jokke" Kuvaja
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