SCALE5x: Talk summary of the OpenWengo talk
: Dave Neary
is talking about OpenWengo
. Note to
self: Wengo = TelCo, WengoPhone = software, OpenWengo = project
developing WengoPhone -- or something. At least it's not just
for community and
.com for services, even if the names are way too
close to eachother.
Good quote (not his, didn't catch the name):
"People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!"
He recommended this blog for anyone interested in user interface design: http://headrush.typepad.com/
"Cross Platform (but sound on Linux is a disaster)" "Surprisingly, for Microsoft, it's not SIP... pure SIP." (talking about MSN Messenger)
They intend to implement XMPP-based transport mechanisms. Mentioned
inkboard, an Inkscape extension(?) for whiteboard-style sharing of
drawing over the internet.
They have games over OpenWengo (I guess XMPP?), like chess.
"Oh did I mention sound on Linux is horrible?"
Heh, we're calling audience members during the talk. From France. And it didn't work ;)
OpenWengo has cross-platform video conferencing. Wow.