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Utkarsh Talwar

Happy 4th of July first of all ๐Ÿ˜† The celebration is supposed to be in the US, but the fireworks are taking place in India apparently. ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿคฃ

Such a hot topic right now, this whole Zoom/JioMeet debacle. Tbh I was among the first few to jump on the hype train and post a spicy meme yesterday.

But after seeing some of the responses and talking to a few of my friends, I guess we can cut them a little slack. I'm still kinda mad they copied the whole UI. That said, I really wanna see where they take this. 1 million+ downloads already. I even downloaded and tried the app for myself last night. Let's see where this goes.

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What if they did this intentionally for marketing ?

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Utkarsh Talwar

That is totally possible. I wouldn't put it beyond them to do something like that. XD
Will be interesting to see how Zoom takes this. What if they sue Jio? After all, this does look intentional.

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Sarthak Sharma Author

If they do that they will get international traction and may be users too. ๐Ÿ˜…

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Utkarsh Yadav

Cloned !

Exactly..

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Muhimen


git clone

Is Zoom open source though?

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Unmukt S

No. Zoom is not open source. Jitsi meet is open source and perhaps the best in the field of open source

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Muhimen

perhaps the best in the field of open source

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Unmukt S

I have been using Jitsi Meet and I find it to be very good. It is open source. There are other video conferencing programmes that are open source but Jitsi appears to be the best. If you have less than 50 participants then it is better than even Zoom.

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adzika

I was very happy with Jitsi until it suddenly started to mute incoming members of the conversation and then there was no way to unmute the three of us at the same time (I and my friend were on the conversation first, then came the third person).

It happened with a few calls, and with a heavy heart, we switched to Google Meet. :( I have no idea what happened and why, didn't find any info.

I'm still using Jitsi for one-on-one conversations, though and I love it.

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Unmukt S

I have been doing Jitsi meeting since this pandemic but this issue never arose. It is for the organiser as well as the participant both to unmute otherwise it they will not be unmuted. There may be some other technical issue. There is also Jitsi premium that gives you technical help for a price.
Like any other open source programme it is also good to pose problem in the community and normally you get a solution. I did not know how to schedule a meeting on Jitsi. I posed the problem and they provided with answer.

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lbonanomi

The celebration is supposed to be in the US, but the fireworks are taking place in India apparently.

I like to think that tossing British governors out brings our nations closer together.

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Utkarsh Talwar