Survey of Real-time Communications (RTC) services in use
Description of the project: survey the free (like Ring or Jitsi), semi-proprietary (like Telegram) and proprietary (like Skype and ?WhatsApp) communications software that people use. Create a concise inventory of the compelling features of each service/software. Study the Distributed Hash Table used by the Ring project and propose ways that Ring could implement features found in competing products like ?WhatsApp and Telegram. Survey the problems that people have promoting these completely free solutions to their friends and families and provide specific strategies and tactics that will succeed.
Confirmed Mentor: Daniel Pocock
How to contact the mentor: use the debian-outreach mailing list to introduce yourself
Deliverables of the project: documentation and reports as described in the description above
Desirable skills: Written communication.
What the intern will learn: how to successfully engage users in a large communications network
Application tasks: send these things to me by private email only, do not publish them on your public blog or the mailing list
- devise 3 novel demonstrations that could be created (by software or manually) to help explain the dangers of meta-data
- write one blog article, each including at least one picture or diagram. Use one of the following three topics:
- what free real-time communications means to you
you meet a potential business contact in the elevator and want to exchange contact details. He asks if you use ?WhatsApp, but as it is not free software, you don't have ?WhatsApp. With less than a minute to explain, how do you respond?
- "10 things you didn't know about meta-data"
Related projects: RTC Quick Start Guide