Hosting our own Online-Conferencing Tool
so with the Pandemic in full swing, Kiez burn cancelled, and before that even some major complications with online video-call-ins, there was some discussion as to whether kiez burn should get a Zoom account.
I am resistant to this idea for a few reasons:
Zoom is getting a bad rep for security. This is a debatable claim to accuracy, but my unskilled and inexperienced eye can't tell if it's true and would rather sta safe than sorry.
Zoom is like Slack. It caters to large businesses, and we are in the midst of an organizational revolution. It seems counter-intuitive to use capitalist-heavy platforms instead of experimenting with Open-Source options.
A single zoom account only makes things a little easier. The alternative is for users to jump back in to the same meeting once the 40 minutes free-window is over. We would still need to manage the account and share with the right people for the right meetings, which is orga overhead, and is unflexible
It costs 14€ per month, 168€ per year = just over 2.5 ticketholders (at 2019 ticket value).
Does anyone know anything about this? Apparently we can isntall it on our servers and have our own flexible video conferencing space. I would be excited by the prospect of having our own own to play with. I have a few questions for the robot Ministry.
have any of you used this before, or know anything about it?
Is it easy to set-up, or very challenging? Can anyone get that response?
Would it be something worth setting up sooner rather than later in order to utilize it during the Times of Corona?
I am available to help if anyone more technically minded knows how to set this up and would be keen for the side project.