What is their business model in your opinion?
* Jitsi is licenced #Apache (not #GPL), hence it can turn proprietary and be killed any time: https://github.com/jitsi
* Jitsi uses STUN servers of #Google by default: https://mastodon.social/@FuckOffGoogleZurich/103861443100647404
@FuckOffGoogleZurich Other. The acquisition is likely primarily about talent and attention, not tech. Either they'll keep Jitsi as a free/cheap tier and eventually build prompts to 8x8 for "advanced" features, or they'll absorb most of the staff and do minimal maintenance of Jitsi until they abandon it.
@FuckOffGoogleZurich @ajz I have just discovered the Contributor License Agreement https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contributor_License_Agreement because of this in jitsi
I voted surveillance / sell data. Now I would vote close code / crippleware.
@ona @FuckOffGoogleZurich For the alternatives it all depends on what you need. Do you need a one on one video or audio call ? Or do you need a meeting or conference, where video might be more important compared to one on one chat. And are the attendees non geeks ? And what level of security do you need ? Will you self host or use servers by others ? Is text chat enough in some cases ? https://jami.net/ https://tox.chat/ are options to explore as well.
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