@emcho Thanks for your insulting comments! Now we got to that level, let me talk openly, too:
It is sad to see another free software project being essentially killed by a company that tries to look as though it ran a community project when in fact, it uses its projects as a playground to test out its products. In the end, none of the projects surrounding Jitsi got to a state where it could be called stable or usable. Jitsi for desktop is ancient, has annoying bugs noone cares to reply to, and has obviously been dropped by its creators. It was a cool project, even being promoted as *the* free messaging application by the FSF, but now that the world needs it and people want to use it, it is abandoned, saying that "the community" could continue maintaining it. Same goes for Jitsi on Android, but this project was never really maintained in the first place.
These days, you seem to have moved on to a product called Jitsi-Meet, or other projects using the Jitsi Videobridge - which is pretty cool, but does not solve the issues people have on an every day basis with personal communication. It makes for a good, public video-conferencing tool, but sucks at authentication and private conversation. This is what Jitsi was good at, and this goal is now somewhat gone.
The most saddening part is your view of contributions - there is more to contributing than writing code, which most people can't or do not have time for. User feedback, both questions and bug reports and also criticism, are very important contributions. Unfortunately, you and everyone else in the project failed to reply to any of that. My core attention in free software lies on makign it usible for everyone, with a central view on the needs of children and adolescents, because I am head of an organisation caring for use of technology by children and also because they are great at testdriving UX. If, in your eyes, this is a "non-existent level of contribution", then your views on a community project are more than just a bit askew.
To give you a picture: I spent several years promoting Jitsi among a hell of a lot of people. There were many issues arising, and with a few exceptions, using it was never very successful. Some issues were solved in discussion with project members, most were not. What you an I got is a big group of users who learnt from their Jitsi experience that they'd better use Skype. Well done, Mr. Ivov !
That said, if you feel that users who cannot contribute in the way you like are not permitted to report bugs or criticise your software, then your project is irrelevant at best.
Sorry - I really liked Jitsi (both the rich clients and the web projects), and I really liked some of the people in the project, even despite the issues I mentioned above. But once you get personally insulting, there is not much of that left.
Please, find the time to post a clear statement on what BlueJimp, or whoever leads the projects, has planned in terms of contribution and promotion of its (former) products. Thanks!
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