OpenStack still promoting non-free platforms (was: [all][tc] Change OpenStack release naming policy proposal)

Thomas Goirand zigo at
Sat May 21 15:33:13 UTC 2022

On 5/21/22 06:07, Ghanshyam Mann wrote:
>   ---- On Fri, 20 May 2022 20:56:27 -0500 Erik McCormick <emccormick at> wrote ----
>   >
>   > On Fri, May 20, 2022, 7:03 PM Thomas Goirand <zigo at> wrote:
>   > On 5/20/22 19:42, Ghanshyam Mann wrote:
>   > > * Joining info Join with Google Meet =
>   >
>   > What would it take to make everyone switch to free software? We're
>   > moving from one non-free platform (zoom) to another (google meet), even
>   > if we have Jitsi that works very well... :/
>   >
>   > Jitsi degrades beyond 16 or so interactive users. I love it and wish it well, but it's just not there yet. If the situation has changed in recent months, great then let's take a look.
> Yeah, we try to use that as our first preference but it did not work as expected. In a recent usage in RBAC discussion a few weeks ago,
> many attendees complained about audio, joining issues or so. That is why we are using non-free tooling.
> @zigo, If you have tried any free and stable platforms for video calls, please suggest and we will love
> to use that.
> -gmann

As I understand, the point isn't to make more than 16 persons talk in 
the meeting. Let me know if I'm wrong.

In such case, a setup similar to Debconf (which used Jitsi for Debconf 
2020 and 2021) can be used. You get just a few people in the meeting, 
and everyone else just listens to the broacast (ie: a regular online 
video in your browser or VLC).

The full setup is well documented [1], and we have free software ansible 
scripts [2]. This allows thousands of attendees, plus recording and 
reviewing of the videos.

I very much would love if there was some efforts put in this direction 
(or some similar setup, as long as it's fully free).

Hoping this helps,

Thomas Goirand (zigo)


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