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Re: what are people using as opposed to zoom for videoconferencing?

  • Subject: Re: what are people using as opposed to zoom for videoconferencing?
  • From: Richard Guy Briggs <rgb [ at ] tricolour [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2020 10:52:45 -0400
On 2020-04-02 08:39, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   given zoom's recent very, very, very bad press:
> https://techbeacon.com/node/3805
> what alternatives are people here using? here's one article that
> proposes some alternatives:
> https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/1/21202945/zoom-alternative-conference-video-free-app-skype-slack-hangouts-jitsi

I'll have a look at these two links...

I've had exactly the same concerns.  When trying to set up zoom a number
of days ago, I was pretty surprised when I first got redirected from
zoom.us to zoom.com.cn.  Then it pushed me to install their app rather
than let me use my browser.  The next day, even though I had managed to
connect the night before, it would not let me in until I fed it an SMS
account number, but I have no cell phone.  Mike Gifford shared this link
with me that confirmed my concerns and also suggested viable


> just curious if anyone has personal experience with any of the
> lesser-known alternatives?

Mike did set up a jit.si session for us, but the others in the call were
more enticed by the shinyness of zoom and all left the call.  I would
have preferred to have stayed on the jit.si call.

Rob, thank you for starting this thread!

> rday

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