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#BigBlueButton and #NextCloudTalk #VideoConference: Performance & Maximum Users

#NextCloud
4 fine up to 4 users [b]
5 fine with video; up to 20 audio only [f]
>5 performance gets problems [a]
50 seems to work with high performance backend [f]

#BBB
8 fine, few crashes [c]
19 fine with students [g]
45 worked well, some issues with slow internet. It can handle much more users if users muted & turn off video [d]
>100 for presentation; complicated if >25 users use video [e]

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Searching for alternatives to #zoom, that's reasonably #private and #secure, #easy to use, #reliable, and #multiplatform:

- #qTox is overall good, but supports only two participants on video calls
- #Jitsi is also good, but video isn't (natively?) supported in Safari
- #Jami seems good, but might not work well outside of GNU/Linux
- #BigBlueButton seems okay, minus tracking on their website
- #Nextcloud is what I suspect would work best, but I haven't tried Talk (yet)

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Hello, I’m the reel2bits project developper, a #FOSS self-hostable #soundcloud like with #ActivityPub federation.

It’s written in python/flask/vuejs and I need help because I’m unable to work a lot on it anymore, if you are interested to help me on some of the issues and more specially the ActivityPub part, you can contact me through:

the project matrix channel
the issue tracker
this account

boosts welcome, thanks.

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#Coronavirus: Making us love #Facebook and #Google all over again. As we're stuck indoors, tech companies are suddenly our sword and our shield. But should we suddenly trust them again ?
zdnet.com/article/coronavirus-
NO !!! Don't trust them anymore :they steal and use yours datas. Use instead free (as in #freedom) alternatives, #freesoftware and #opensource
#gafam #usersdatas

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MOSS launches COVID-19 Solutions Fund – The Mozilla Blog

Mozilla is announcing today the creation of a COVID-19 Solutions Fund as part of the Mozilla Open Source Support Program (MOSS).

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/03/

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I will be mentoring a few GNU/Social students this summer for #GSoC 😁

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Many proprietary software companies are currently using the extended homeoffice situation of many employees to offer lock-in solutions gratis or even labelling them as "free". But take care to build on Free Software. Else your solution today might turn into a burden tomorrow:

fsfe.org/news/2020/news-202003

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What free software programs are you using purely for fun during quarantine? Got any recommendations to share?

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If you want to share a file with a friend or colleague, you don't have to trust a third party service. You can use OnionShare.

The newest version even lets you publish static websites as onion services.
blog.torproject.org/new-versio onionshare.org #onionizetheweb

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If you run a #Nextcloud server, consider enabling #2FA and protect against 99.9% of attacks on your users! Learn about the options in our latest blog:
nextcloud.com/blog/security-in

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An amazing podcast about

Thanks to @fsfe for providing such rich content to public.

Software Freedom Podcast: Software Freedom Podcast #1 on Day Against DRM with Cory Doctorow fsfe.org/news/podcast/episode-

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A new poll finds 57% of Americans are not comfortable with tech companies sharing their location data with the government to track the spread of Coronavirus. morningconsult.com/2020/03/23/

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Call for students: Work on Nextcloud related projects together with Joplin! Read more details on how to get involved and develop some great features this summer at #GSoC 2020!
nextcloud.com/blog/call-for-st

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