Re: Re Off Topic

Ross Binnie (
Sat, 1 Nov 1997 19:34:25 -0500

I do know about comp.cecom.videoconf. It is the only other conference on
the subject that is available to me. It does cover a rather broad spectrum.
However for the many questions posted there, there are not too many

In the real world, there are limits on what conferences are available from
some servers. CU-SEEME attracts the best minds and provides a very high
level of knowledge about video conferencing on the Net.

It is a platform that allows for diverse opinions as to how the media
should work.


> From: Jason Williams <>
> To: Ross Binnie <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: Re Off Topic
> Date: Saturday, November 01, 1997 6:49 PM
> On Fri, 31 Oct 1997, Ross Binnie wrote:
> > Off Topic? I don't think so.
> >From my subscription email:
> You have been added to the CU-SeeMe-L mailing list, whose purpose
> is an unrestricted discussion of the CU-SeeMe packet video software
> under development by the Cornell CU-SeeMe project and its colloborators.
> > Net video conferencing is
> > still new and is changing day by day. The new products may
> > succeed or fail in the real world. However, we do need to know
> > something about the other technologies simply to gain an
> > understanding of where the concept is going.
> While I agree with all of what you've said, I hesitate to say this is the
> place in which to do it. I have no real problems with it, I just don't
> care to see the CU listserv turn into tech support for all video
> conferencing packages in order to try and compare it to CU-SeeMe. There
> are a few other places out there that do discuss a lot of other video
> conferencing packages at great length. The comp.dcom.videoconf newsgroup
> does just that and has a lot more activity about non-CU packages. I'm a
> regular reader of that too, but I'm not sure how the other readers of the
> CU listserv feel about all the non-CU talk. Maybe it's just me and being
> relatively new to the list, but I've seen a LOT of unsubscribe messages
> both in the listserv itself and in my regular mailbox.
> > The many WP reflectors around the world illustrate that Cu-SeeMe
> > is alive and doing just fine (even though it doesn't work that
> > well for me). The competing technologies also have real world
> > problems.
> The competing technologies also tend to have their own mailing lists and
> support group. For iVisit, there's a posting board that anyone can post
> to and also several mailing lists for it specifically. I'd be interested
> to know how much talk relates to CU-SeeMe on its lists.
> > Hardware and software
> > developers contacted through links from this conference have
> > kindly offered their products for trial use in the field of
> > Telemedicine.
> I assume you do know about comp.dcom.videoconf then :) A lot of
> offer their opinions and support on that newsgroup.
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