Re: Chime instead of Zoom, a modest proposal


Jeremiah C. Foster
 

One of the benefits of using Zoom is its native Linux client. Does Chime offer a Linux client?

If not, I think it is kinda weird (given the year of the Linux desktop) to use something that isn't available on Linux.

Cheers,

Jeremiah

On Mon, 2020-04-13 at 15:50 -0500, Kate Stewart wrote:
Hi Mark,
     Thanks for the generous offer.  :-)  We're not paying for zoom, however I'm definitely up for doing an experiment during our spdx-tech meeting tomorrow, and if it works for the regular attendees, changing to a system with better security.

Can you send  me the details for the account to use,  and we'll do an experiment during the tech call,  and feedback to the wider group.

Thanks again!
Kate

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 3:31 PM Atwood, Mark <atwoodm@...> wrote:

Hi Kate and other SPDX folk,


We have been using Zoom to provide teleconference for SPDX meetings.  In light of recent events, Zoom has  gotten very popular, and also been failing many security audits, and so many companies and governments have started banning its use.


Amazon has a service very similar to Zoom, called Amazon Chime.  Amazon Chime has 1) it's got much better security, 2) it doesn't give your personal, login, and meeting info to the adtech tracking industry, 3) it is gratis with all professional features to the end of June, and 4) as an Amazonian and this being part of my work, I can provide gratis usage to the SPDX group even after the end of June.


Chime has clients for Win, and for Mac, it runs in Browser on Firefox and on Chrome on all OSes, it has clients for mobile OSes, and also has local and tollfree telephone dialin in most countries.


So, what do you think?  Switch to Chime?  It's especially a win if we are paying for Zoom.


..m


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Mark Atwood <atwoodm@...>

Principal, Open Source, Amazon




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