Conference organizers are free to choose the tools they like to do the job.

However, tools matter and the medium is part of the message. The adoption of proprietary tools and a platform that has censored academics does send a message, but a wrong one.

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Note though that I was a fervent defendor of until I learned that it apparently can't be installed on anything but Ubuntu.

@Iutech I am quite confident that in a university there is enough human power and technical knowledge to find the free software platforms bundle that fit their needs before adopting zoom+slack. There is just a single prerequisite: the will to do so.

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