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My fiancee was on a call on a videoconferencing platform yesterday and the room she was in was intruded upon multiple times by people who came in and caused trouble.

This was a women's group and they were exposed to pornographic images, sounds, threats, etc. not just once, but many times over the span of one hour.

This makes me think that for the Free platforms, we can and must do better. I have a plan and would love some help!

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There are parts of the Jitsi toolset that we could tap into in order to generate something that would essentially provide OCAP-like properties to it without requiring a rewrite.

This could allow organizers to let people in or send invites through a capability token, as well as remove people the same way, without needing to rewrite the core software.

I think this could be done with some existing Jitsi extensions, plus a little bit of Flask or other simple web framework.

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But I could use some help in making this happen. Is there anyone who knows a little web development who could handle the GUI frontend, and or someone who knows Jitsi and wants to help fix the backend so this overlay wouldn't be necessary?

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@emacsen Hey @alcinnz do you know anyone who would fit this project (or at the least would you consider boosting)

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@emsenn @emacsen No one's coming to mind, but I'll boost all the toots. Including the top one again.

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@alcinnz Oh I just realized federation made this look like it had literally no engagement but one boost :O @emacsen

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@emsenn @emacsen @alcinnz I guess @gael (Gaël Duval) would be interested. A couple of months ago he worked on a more privacy-oriented Jitsi version: mastodon.social/@gael/10386060

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@emacsen I am not familiar with OCAP in this context, but it sounds like you are looking for a way to provide a secure web gateway for the WebRTC layer?

Just a quick survey of Jitsi Meet, and I think simply having a private server, and not using simple channel names would keep the casual jerks out.

Just don't go announcing the channel names and passwords on public channels from there

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@emacsen if you're looking for protection from targeted attacks rather than drive-bys, that's trickier.

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@emacsen wouldn't the first step be to put a big red warning on Jitsi Meet that says that anyone who knows (or can guess) the URL can join in and cause trouble?

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@grainloom @emacsen they mention it on the security page, but I think the devs underestimate the degree of problem it can be.

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