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

Matt Ettus matt at ettus.com
Wed Jan 2 14:34:18 PST 2008


Dick,

That's just the issue -- it IS broken.  It isn't compatible with the 
sound system on modern Linux machines, for one.  Secondly, it's a 
commercial product.  Are we paying for it?  Monthly or one time?

Matt

Dick Jansson-rr wrote:
> 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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