[Cryptography] Jitsi versus Zoom

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Wed Apr 8 19:45:37 EDT 2020

On 2020-04-08 15:10:45 -0700 (-0700), John-Mark Gurney wrote:
> So, the best thing about Jitsi is that you can self host to ensure
> the security of the server.

Well, and it uses standards-based protocols, and you get all the
source code, and you have the right to modify and redistribute it,
and the ability to run it without having to pay licensing fees to
the authors, and... basically all the benefits of relying on
free/libre open source software instead of some proprietary platform
which you'll at best be able to audit under a nasty NDA and won't be
able to legally modify at all if you need (and I say this as someone
who's in the process of helping stand up a slightly modified version
of Jitsi Meet for an open community who's wary of Zoom and similar
closed offerings, the patch we're applying is for integration with
another open collaboration tool we use and we're planning to work
with the Jitsi maintainers to get that incorporated upstream... try
doing that with Zoom?).
Jeremy Stanley
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