Hi Katherine with a K!
Do you know of any speech to text apps that would work outdoors?
For recording minutes.
Must be able to handle techno - the language, not the music.
Handling French mixed into English would be très bien.
On 2022-04-27 14:19, Katherine Mcmillan wrote:
I would like to help :)
Gitter - I agree with Rick, this could be a good open source option for
chat/instant messaging. I'm happy to help in any way that I can to get
this up-and-running for the group.
IRC - I have had a negative experience with IRC, but specifically with
the FreeNode network
would recommend leveraging Libera or Efnet networks. I may also have a
VM that could be used to setup our own network - however, it is running
OpenBSD, not a Linux distro 😉 I have had success with multiple
clients, but do find the best are HexChat (Windows + Unix-like), XChat
(Linux distros), or Nettalk (Windows). IRC is really ONLY good for
NextCloud - In my experience it has been fantastic for document
storage, collaboration, chat, project management, and video calls. I do
recommend setting up a TURN server at the start
Please let me know if I can help in any way.
Jitsi - I think this group has a good handle on the pros/cons. Please
let me know if I can help to leverage Jitsi.
BigBlueButton - Fantastically underrated for video calls and chat. Can
be setup on a private server, but it isn't necessary, the free platform
supported by Greenlight works great! I highly recommend at least trying
it out, and would be happy to setup a test run for the group if anyone
is interested. BigBlueButton also has an interesting history in Canada
😉 (https://bigbluebutton.org/open-source-project/about/). I may have
some special experience to bring
Finally, I agree with what others have recommended: attempting an
in-person meeting! I would love to get to know everyone in-person.
From: Rick Leir <rleir [ at ] leirtech [ dot ] com>
Sent: 27 April 2022 13:04
To: linux [ at ] linux-ottawa [ dot ] org <linux [ at ] linux-ottawa [ dot ] org>
Subject: Re: [linux] open source chat
Attention : courriel externe | external email
Maybe you talked of this already: there is gitter.im which is an open
source instant messaging and chat room for users of gitlab. I have not
As someone else said, chat and messaging are poor tools for annual
meetings. We would do better to meet outdoors and take a chance with
the weather. I have an umbrella but will probably not need to use it.
Cheers -- Rick