[OSGeo-Discuss] Inaugural webinar of ”Open Geospatial Science & Applications” webinar series on 18th October

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net
Fri Oct 18 08:59:15 PDT 2013

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I support your initial bewilderment, no need to appologize. The OCG is
also stuck on gotomeeting and I always have to borrow a Mac or
participate from my mobile phone which makes the whole effort suck. I
think we should try to avoid these solutions as widely as we can.

I like your suggestion to support http://openmeetings.apache.org/ But I
would like to get some more realworl feedback on folks who have used it,
I have no experience at all with this software.

Having said that - do we really need a full fledged *conference*
software to transmit a webinar? That feels a bit overblown. Even
reveal.js has a server push version to direct slides to many people -
and that is just JavaScript. 8-) Talk through a regular radio stream and
receive questions through IRC, Twitter, or whatever else people throw at

I am probably hilariously oversimplifying things but I really don't
think we need to go webex or gotomeeting for a seminar.


On 18.10.2013 17:08, Margherita Di Leo wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Miles Fidelman
> <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net <mailto:mfidelman at meetinghouse.net>> wrote:
>     Lluís Vicens wrote:
>         On 18/10/13 15:05, Norman Vine wrote:
>             On Oct 18, 2013, at 8:57 AM, Margherita Di Leo
>             <dileomargherita at gmail.com
>             <mailto:dileomargherita at gmail.com>
>             <mailto:dileomargherita at gmail.__com
>             <mailto:dileomargherita at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>                 Hi!
>                 looks like the system requirements for the platform
>                 chosen for the webinar do not support Linux.. I just
>                 received the confirmation email with the specs. I mean,
>                 are you kidding?
>     Work-arounds (or lack thereof) aside - the "are you kidding" comment
>     still applies.  Just as a not, webex DOES support Linux.
>     This is absurd.
> I apologize if i sounded too “harsh” in my previous comment, and would
> like to add that I really appreciate the webinar initiative and thank
> all those involved in that. 
> That said, my point is that the technology used for deliver OSGeo's
> message is not a mere detail. Of course, the best choice would be to use
> an open source software for that, honestly I'm not aware if there are
> any (reliable). 
> But, whatever platform you choose, should IMHO at very least not
> discriminate against Linux users, which are often constrained to use
> tricks to access other services elsewhere.. because it's simply
> exhausting [1], and we shouldn't expect to be discriminated against by
> those who are supposed to deliver the very same message that we do.
> Thanks and best regards
> madi
> [1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gGXylVz6KI
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Dr. Margherita DI LEO    
> Scientific / technical project officer
> European Commission - DG JRC 
> Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
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> the European Commission.
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