[RndTbl] MUUG Online Meeting, May 12, 7:30pm -- Setting up a Jitsi Server

eh at eduardhiebert.com eh at eduardhiebert.com
Tue May 5 13:18:52 CDT 2020

Having spent hours trying to find alternatives to zoom, thanks Alberto  
for raising the profile on this one!   May thanks to all at Muug who 
have and will put this together

With much caution the first and only time I tried to participate by zoom 
I never managed to get on and true to public information the uninstall 
was neither thorough nor complete.

The fact that Jits is an open source platform  on the subject of privacy 
and surveillance already speaks reams and the following are but a few 
highlights beginning with one accounted for negative in that it will be 
using a g00gle API with again that qualifier of "plans to": "<b>Jitsi 
plans</b> to use an API called called "Insertable Streams" that Google 
recently launched in conjunction with other features that it's building 
in-house. The API scrambles up video and audio in streaming, so that no 
third party – including the service provider – will be able to 
understand it and spy on people in the meeting. "

Open source platform Jitsi plans to start offering a major security 
feature that Zoom, Microsoft, and Google lack: End-to-end encryption for 
video conferencing.  <b>Here's how it plans to take on its rivals (EH 
note: not there yet but aiming to!)</b>   

Jitsi Meet - Instant Free Videoconferencing
[Search domain jitsi.org/jitsi-meet/] https://jitsi.org/jitsi-meet/
More secure, more flexible, and completely free video conferencing. Go 
ahead, video chat with the whole team. In fact, invite everyone you 
know. Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted, 100% open source video 
conferencing solution that you can use all day, every day, for free — 
with no account needed. What else can you do with Jitsi Meet?

Jitsi - Wikipedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jitsi] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jitsi
Jitsi is a collection of free and open-source multiplatform voice 
(VoIP), videoconferencing and instant messaging applications for the web 
platform, Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. The Jitsi project 
began with the Jitsi Desktop (previously known as SIP Communicator). 
With ...

On 05/05/2020 10:21 AM, Alberto Abrao wrote:
> Wow, that will be amazing.
> A few weeks ago I set up an instance so I could talk to my family. They 
> were afraid of Zoom and having all kinds of issues with 
> Google/WhatsApp.
> It worked surprisingly well. Video/audio quality was superb, and it was 
> easy for them to join.
> I look forward to Troy's insight!
> Kind regards,
> Alberto Abrao
> 204-202-1778
> 204-558-6886
> www.abrao.net

On 2020-05-05 08:37, Gilbert E. Detillieux wrote:
> The Manitoba UNIX User Group (MUUG) will be holding its next monthly
> meeting on Tuesday, May 12th, at 7:30pm:
>    Setting up a Jitsi Server
>    In light of the current concerns over COVID-19 and the risk of
>    infection, and current directives from the University of
>    Winnipeg, the MUUG board has decided to try our first online
>    meeting at 7:30pm!
>    Troy Denton will demonstrate how you can build and deploy
>    Jitsi, a secure video conferencing solution. An added twist --
>    this exhibition potentially may be hosted on Jitsi...
>    to demonstrate Jitsi!
>    Stay tuned to muug.ca for the official URL, or watch for an
>    e-mail update, if you're on our mailing list.
> The group holds its meetings at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of every
> month from September to June.  (There are no meetings in July and
> August.) Meetings are open to the general public; you don't have to be
> a MUUG member to attend.
> For more information about MUUG, and its monthly meetings, check out
> their web server:
> 	https://muug.ca/
> Help us promote this month's meeting, by putting this poster up on your
> workplace bulletin board or other suitable public message board, or
> linking to it on social media:
>     https://muug.ca/meetings/MUUGmeeting.pdf

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