It makes me sad to see that conferences of folks I once considered "my community", like linux.con.au, are only using proprietary centralised social media (from what I can see) and eschew distributed open media. I wonder what video conferencing system they'll use, and what back channels. I'm hopeful they'll use #FOSS technologies for that, but seems like a long shot. Most "open" communities seem too harried to actually us open tools. Which strikes lots of sour notes.
@lightweight LCA used Venueless last year, which as "eventually open source" I guess is better than what most Red Hat affiliated conferences use (Hopin, fully proprietary). Not sure what they will use this year - I just realized I have not signed up yet - but I do wish more conferences use @matrix after @fosdem successfully used them last year!
@lightweight Hmmm, proprietary for their announcements (apart from the email channel of course).
For attendees there is IRC or matrix
If it is like last year they will be using https://venueless.org/en/ for the conference itself. The platform code is available under a FOSSish licence https://github.com/venueless/venueless/blob/dev/LICENSE
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