Google Hangouts

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Nov 12 11:54:04 UTC 2013


Alberto Salvia Novella <es20490446e at gmail.com> wrote:
>Since the 75% of communication is non verbal, carrying this 75% the 
>emotional factor, I think the value of summits is having the
>opportunity 
>to talk to other developers face to face. For the rest we have email, 
>chat and Launchpad already.
>
>
>El 12/11/13 05:01, Scott Kitterman escribió:
>> Alberto Salvia Novella <es20490446e at gmail.com> 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 ubuntuforums.org
>>> was
>>> 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
>>
>>

In practice it's been fine. I really dislike a situation where there are a pre-selected few who can participate directly. 

Scott K



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