rich services dominating in media (Re: Wiki page about Free Software for remote working)

Carsten Agger agger at
Wed Apr 1 10:28:47 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-01 11:39, Bernhard E. Reiter wrote:
>> Meanwhile, asynchronous communications like e-mail keep 
>> getting the job done for many, despite continuing threats from the forces
>> of consolidation and monopolisation towards independent mail (and Web)
>> service providers.
> It would be very cool to have an article to show how other collboration 
> methods like wikis, fileshareing and email can help remote working.
> However it must be non-lecturing in tone to be useful in my view.
I've been working a lot remotely the last couple of years. While my
company is based in Aarhus and Copenhagen, more or less coincidentally
I've spent a long time on projects where *all* of my co-workers are
located in Copenhagen.

While a lot of communication goes through asynchronous, written media -
email, Redmine tickets, Rocket Chat - high-quality video conferencing is
also very important. As we know, people sometimes fail to communicate
well in written media and thus misunderstandings can arise.

Telephone/audio conferencing is already much better, but being able to
see the person(s) you're talking with increases the communication
bandwidth very significantly. So e-mail is indeed very important, but
for many, so is the more advanced options, especially video conferencing
with screen sharing. Luckily, Jitsi Meet can do this without too many


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