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From: Taylor Blau <>
To: Eric Wong <>
Cc: Taylor Blau <>, Carmen Andoh <>,, Jonathan Nieder <>
Subject: Re: Git Inclusion Summit
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:25:28 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200728162528.GH87373@syl.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200728100726.GA24408@dcvr>

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:07:26AM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> Taylor Blau <> wrote:
> <snip>
> > I think that it's tough to make individuals on both sides of this feel
> > comfortable. On the one hand, folks such as yourself may feel
> > uncomfortable with this format for the reasons that you posted above. On
> > the other hand, some folks may prefer audio or video instead of text
> > because they find it easier to express themselves with their body
> > language, intonation, etc.
> I can understand that.  However most coding nowadays (especially
> for this project) is text, so that's already the lowest common
> denominator.
> > A bare minimum seems to be using a free service (I know that Jitsi Meet
> > is an often-recommended alternative) with support for joining without
> > video (either using audio only, or participating over chat).
> >
> > Hopefully everybody should have a good-enough internet connection to
> > stream a low-quality audio-only feed so that they can listen in and
> > participate via the chat feature. This is what we did at the
> > Contributor's Summit in March (I know we had a number of text-only
> > participants in time-zones where it was late, etc.).
> >
> > What are your thoughts?
> Jitsi w/ audio-only certainly seems to be a step in the right
> direction and would be more inclusive.
> Is there any speech-to-text transcription done for the hearing
> (or extremely bandwidth) impaired?

It looks like such a thing exists:

> It'd ideally go to #git on IRC (or something that doesn't
> require a browser to trigger swap storms on old systems).
> Even for people with good hearing, acceptable audio quality for
> speech seems tricky to get right, being dependent on mics,
> bandwidth, codecs, background noise, speaker/earphone quality,
> etc.

I haven't look hard enough to see if it supports redirecting its output
to an IRC channel, but my guess is that it probably doesn't. In either
case, hopefully disabling audio and video is possible within Jitsi's web
UI, and you should be able to read or write in the chat as well as read
the transcription.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-28 16:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-23 19:30 Git Inclusion Summit Carmen Andoh
2020-07-23 20:59 ` Jonathan Nieder
2020-07-23 22:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-24 12:55     ` Carmen Andoh
2020-07-26  4:02 ` Eric Wong
2020-07-27 15:10   ` Taylor Blau
2020-07-28 10:07     ` Eric Wong
2020-07-28 16:25       ` Taylor Blau [this message]
2020-07-28 17:15         ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2020-07-29 17:00           ` 24 hours to respond with date/duration preferences for inclusion summit Carmen Andoh
2020-07-29 18:25             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-29 19:29               ` Carmen Andoh
2020-07-28 16:44       ` Git Inclusion Summit Jeff King

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