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Hi all, I’m Han.

I’m an EFL teacher and I use BBB for online tutoring. I have been using Zoom for over a year now, but the features are a bit limited (as a linux user). I was just playing around with the features on BBB and it’s like a new lexicon has opened up for me. I can’t wait to play around with closed captioning!

I’ve had my eye on BBB for a while now so I’m happy to get access to the platform as I was never savvy enough to get it running on a server.

The fact that I’m supporting a co-op is a nice bonus. I’ve been getting more interested in co-ops over the last month or so. In Malaysia, there are not many worker co-ops and I’d like to be part of the movement to change that.

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hi @tshiunghan, welcome and so great to see that you joined as member! I hope the online service provides a positive experience and may you discover many new features and good uses for your groups. Feel free to share difficulties and requests for help here, and report your experience as a member report here.

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The member report section was the exact section I was looking for. Thanks so much!

I am Ole. I was introduced for meet.coop at 2022Firenze the 20th years anniversary for the first European Social Forum. I am the international coordinator for the Norwegian Social Forum and a member of the International council of the World Social Forum. This is voluntarily work.

Professionally I am a social entrepreneur running a small enterprise called Nedenfra/From below, where I work with exploring possibilities for democratic participation in urban development.

In addition to this I am involved with several coops in diverse fields as housing and culture.

Hej Ole - Great to meet you @ 2022Firenze, and fabulous to see you here in meet.coop forum. Perhaps you and your Norwegian ESF colleagues (greetings to Daniel, Anna, Larissa) will like to check out this project - announced @ Firenze - as it develops over coming months: Welcome to the dance of infrastructure project

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Thanks Mike for the heads up.

I have noticed the invitation to the dance of infrastructure. I find it quite interesting and will try to follow the discussions dependent on capacity. I see that you already have addressed the question of payment. I would have loved to tried it out, but it is a bit to pricey for me, so I will stick to Jitsi for videomeetings for now. I would have considered lowering the price / making it voluntarily for the lowest levels, with some extra features that could be payed for, like break out rooms and shared whiteboard. I also wonder if you have interpreter options? That would also be most valuable to the global progressive processes.

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Ole

We see this as a central concern, and we keep it under review. Existing threads in this forum include:

We certainly will bring a focus to this in the upcoming ‘dance of infrastructure’ series of sessions.

Cross-posting this response under https://forum.meet.coop/t/about-the-languages-category/1130

Great. This is important. Keep up the good work.

Ole

I would have considered lowering the price / making it voluntarily for the lowest levels, with some extra features that could be payed for, like break out rooms and shared whiteboard.

All these features come in the bundle of BigBlueButton, as we find it available to us in the open source repo. We haven’t the developer time available to split out these functions. And personally, I’m not sure I would want to do a ‘basic, free’ option. In order to maintain our platform, we do need paid memberships, to pay wages to a core team.

This is a complex area, with conflicts - hence, something we need to look at in the dance of infrastructure. A combination of paid and gift provisions is clearly going to be involved in the infrastructure, from various kinds of providers, for various kinds of users?

For future reference, reposting this here: Meet.coop service levels and prices - #5 by mikemh

Thanks for the reply. I am just giving input from my perspective where the existing pricing range, as well as paid zoom, is out of my range. At least as long as I can use Jitsi for free. I do however wish for your work to succeed, and if it had a pricing scheme available for me, I would most certainly use it. But as for now, it is to pricey for me to onboard.

Thanks for the good effort.

Best regards

Ole

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