Participating in a summit session using VOIP
Each of the sessions being held at UDS-Mountain View will be connected to a VOIP conference call, allowing developers and interested parties who are unable to attend in person, to take part.
Anyone is welcome to join the conference calls, however, we will require you to register an account with us to avoid disrupting the call with background noise, feedback, poor connections, etc. These accounts are temporary and can only be used for joining UDS conference calls.
To obtain a voip login:
Visit #canonical-sysadmin on Freenode and ask either Ng, Spads, Znarl, or elmo to create you an account.
- We will then ask you to login and join a test conference call so we can verify your settings and audio quality.
What you will need
If you wish to take part in the summit calls, you will need a microphone. There are three basic types:
- Headset microphone
- Standalone microphone
- Integrated microphone
Of these types, the first two will be significantly better - integrated microphones (e.g. built into a laptop) tend to be very poor quality and because they are physically attached to machinery, they will pick up vibrations such as fans, disks and most of all typing. You should keep your microphone muted while you are not speaking and especially while you are typing. In fact, you must mute it if you use an integrated microphone: random sounds on the room speakers are very distracting during a discussion.
Any VOIP software or hardware capable of connecting to SIP addresses will be suitable and the addresses to call are listed here: http://people.ubuntu.com/~cmsj/voip/. Below are some links to guides for configuring various SIP clients available in Ubuntu (please feel free to add more!):
If you already have a SIP client configured, please read SIP Guidelines
Collaborative Editing using Gobby
Gobby is being used at UDS-Mountain View to collaborate on the specifications that are being written and to facilitate remote participation.
To take part, please install Gobby (available in universe, but you will need to be using the version in Edgy. If you are running Dapper, backported packages are available at http://people.ubuntu.com/~cmsj/gobby/) and tell it to connect to gobby.ubuntu.com. You will be presented with a list of documents being edited.
Discussion using IRC
In addition to the above services, each summit schedule will have an associated IRC channel on Freenode for additional discussion, sharing links, or anything else that isn't suitable for VOIP/Gobby.
For general discussion, the #udsmtv IRC channel on Freenode is open.