[Opendnssec-develop] RE: Team meetings - teleconf solution

Sara Dickinson sara at sinodun.com
Mon Sep 3 12:28:39 UTC 2012

Hi All, 

Thanks for the replies on the dial-in issue. Jakob and I tried out Cisco webex this morning and weren't very impressed. When we finally go the audio working it was poor quality and was virtually unusable when we added video and we both had connection problems. Apparently it is also geared around 1 presenter and many observers rather than conferencing and it is somewhat expensive. So we have looked again at alternatives...

We tried out Google+ Hangouts and were very impressed:
+ Lightweight meeting set up
+ Audio and video quality were excellent. (Need to see if this scales with more people....)
+ Can have up to 9 people in the hangout
+ Free if everyone joins via a Google+ account
+ Can screen share
+ Can dial-out from the meeting to landlines as a fall back at very cheap rate (if we add this option)
+ Can record the meeting on You Tube (if we add this option)

It isn't quite as functionally rich as Webex/Connect but it looks like a really good option for what we need. If anyone has used this and has feedback that would be great to hear.

So I would like to suggest anyone interested could try this out for a few minutes at the end of the meeting tomorrow? I will use my sara at opendnssec.org Google+ account. Anyone with a @opendnssec.org Google account can upgrade it to Google+ easily, or use a different Google+ account if you prefer. 

I will start a Hangout and then post the URL on the meeting page. Just click on this, login to Google, add me to your circle and then join the meeting. 


On 3 Sep 2012, at 07:27, Matthijs Mekking wrote:

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> On 09/03/2012 07:42 AM, Jakob Schlyter wrote:
>> On 3 sep 2012, at 07:35, Matthijs Mekking <matthijs at nlnetlabs.nl>
>> wrote:
>>> It has happened a couple of times that I have fallen back to
>>> telephone dial-in.
>> Why? 'cause you did not have Internet, or 'cause the VoIP-dialin
>> was not working or bad quality?
>> jakob
> Various reasons. Indeed no access at the specific moment or not
> working have both occurred.

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