Google Hangouts

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Nov 12 04:01:35 UTC 2013

Alberto Salvia Novella <es20490446e at> wrote:
>Yes, sometimes laws are like that: people cannot marry who they want, 
>for example. Or people (specially young ones) are meant to be under 
>constant control. Luckily this can be solved.
>And speaking about why I initialized this topic; the reason is I think 
>proprietary software shall be avoided in any case where the lost of 
>functionality doesn't hurts too much, because usually you'll be paying 
>latter for it in manners that are not too obvious.
>In fact, this is the same I thought when I realized
>using a proprietary engine; choosing to do so because functionalities 
>that were of little importance, and latter having its user accounts 
>being cracked. Meanwhile I have the greatest forum ever created easily 
>built over phpbb ?
>So I wanted to bring out if there is any other options; but perhaps, 
>since this affects the development submits of all Launchpad, I haven't 
>done in the proper place.
>Life is simple and good ?

Since UDS went online, Kubuntu has used a combination of IRC and mumble voice chats to plan its work. I've participated in a few of the hangouts sessions too.  I don't think IRC/mumble is noticeably inferior to the hangout approach and it avoids the first class/second class citizen problem with hangouts (only a select few are on the hangout - everyone else is on IRC).  No age limits either. 

Scott K

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