[eagle] Re: Proposed agenda for Jan. 8 TS meeting

Dick Jansson-rr rjansson at cfl.rr.com
Wed Jan 2 11:52:01 PST 2008


Howard:

This is called AMSAT's KISS principle - Keep It Simple Stupid - if it aint
broke, don't fix it. I completely agree with your message.

'73,
Dick Jansson, KD1K
kd1k at amsat.org  
kd1k at arrl.net  

-----Original Message-----
From: eagle-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:eagle-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of
Howard Long
Sent: Wednesday, 02 January, 2008 19.04
To: 'Matt Ettus'; 'Robert McGwier'
Cc: 'AMSAT BoD'; 'EAGLE'; 'AMSAT Advisors'; 'AMSAT Officers'
Subject: [eagle] Re: Proposed agenda for Jan. 8 TS meeting

Hi Matt

Without wishing to stir up a hornet's nest, may I respectfully suggest that
we _don't_ change. It took the rest of us time and effort already to get
Teamspeak set up, and now it's all tried and tested. I really don't think
it's necessarily fair for everyone to have to change just because of one
individual's opinion on it being open source.

Remembering back to the issues we had getting aquainted originally when set
up Teamspeak as a conferencing tool, I feel that changing now would actually
be a detriment to productivity.

If it works, why fix it?

Again, I must reiterate that it is not my intention to upset the apple cart,
it's just that Teamspeak would seem to be the very least of our problems
right now!

73, Howard G6LVB


-----Original Message-----
From: eagle-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:eagle-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of
Matt Ettus
Sent: 02 January 2008 18:29
To: Robert McGwier
Cc: 'AMSAT BoD'; 'EAGLE'; AMSAT Advisors; AMSAT Officers
Subject: [eagle] Re: Proposed agenda for Jan. 8 TS meeting

Robert McGwier wrote:
> This is a proposed agenda for next week's meeting.  Poor Howard!  If 
> he cannot make it for that meeting,  we will get the report from him 
> earlier and deliver it.
>
> Please send me your modifications.  I will contact each of the 
> proposed presenters directly.
>
> http://n4hy.org/AMSAT_Engineering_Meeting_2008_i.pdf
>
> Barry Baines is the leader of the meeting and the time enforcer.
>
> Bob
>
>   

In the past I have not participated in these teamspeak meetings for a number
of reasons, mostly centered around TeamSpeak itself, which is most
definitely NOT open source, and not terribly good either, in my 
opinion.   The developers are quite open about the fact that they will 
NEVER open it up:

    http://forum.teamspeak.com/archive/index.php/t-372.html


Clearly it is too short of a time frame to switch for this meeting, but I
would really like to investigate some other option which is open.  A very
quick google search turned up the following:

    http://mumble.sourceforge.net/

It is open, has clients for Windows and Linux, and seems to have a lot of
happy users.  As a bonus, it uses the Speex audio codec which we are
considering for use in many AMSAT and other ham applications.  This would
make tying the internet- and satellite- connected conversations together
easier.

If some people would like to test this with me, let me know.  At least one
Linux user, on Windows user, and maybe a Mac person who knows how to compile
common open source apps would be useful.

Matt

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