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  • Open source alternative to Clubhouse: Jam
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-07-02
  • Is it bad practice to blend docker-compose files together?
    reddit.com/r/docker | 2021-04-07
    most Docker-compose.yml files I come across, e.g. https://gitlab.com/jam-systems/jam/-/blob/master/deployment/docker-compose.yml or https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/blob/develop/support/docker/production/docker-compose.yml propose the complete setup while some propose those and a slimmer version without a web servers or reverse proxy https://github.com/nextcloud/docker#base-version---fpm
  • The Clubhouse clones are coming
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-04-01
    I think the drop-in audio room is here to stay. It is a format.

    hn is a text room. Similar to how Twitter is a text room. Similar yet different.


    I'm working on Jam which is an open source implementation of the drop-in audio room format, in many ways similar to Clubhouse or Twitter Spaces but also different (and more versatile).

    Show HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26131123


    I found Benedict Evens' take on Slack adding audio rooms and what it means for Clubhouse:


    Some things are so fundamental that it is difficult to say whether they were "invented" or "original". In some cases _discovered_ seems more fitting.


  • If you can join the Monero Clubhouse call this Sat 12pm EST
    reddit.com/r/Monero | 2021-03-18
    Why would you want yo use Clubhouse? You could use free, Open Source and privacy-respecting alterntives such as Jam (the closest to Clubhouse, can be self-hosted), Jitsi or Mumble...
  • Open source projects should run office hours
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-03-04
    For Jam (open source Clubhouse) we do a weekly “Jam Jam” which basically is an audio space that people can join (no video, no calendar slot negotiation, connecting with others who use the project).

    We link to it in our readme


    (can be improved)

    I wonder if there is a better name for the concept that works for international audiences and people who don’t know the concept from academia.

    For larger projects I can also imagine other formats like “show and tell” or “Q & A” where people submit questions (maybe even with donations or paid to create an income stream for the people working on the project)

  • Self-made Clubhouse app for Android
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-20
    Nice to see alternative clients already. Might also be cool to combine with Jam.



  • JAM: self-hosted and open source alternative to clubhouse
  • Open source for Clubhouse
    dev.to | 2021-02-14
    [Code] https://gitlab.com/jam-systems/jam
  • Show HN: Jam, an Open Source Clubhouse
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-14
    btw one thing we could not solve so far:

    it seems like on iOS Safari there is _no way_ to tell whether sound output happens via the loudspeaker or the earspeaker (super annoying when you have the phone at your ear and the audio stream re-connects and then it switches randomly to the loudspeaker which is really loud), there might be a way to work around this without introducing a native app but so far we did not find one:


    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-14
    Hi everyone,

    a few days ago @DoubleMalt, @mitschabaude and me did a one-day hackathon to see if we can get a minimal WebRTC based version of a Clubhouse-style "room" to work.

    Since then we added a TURN server, bug fixes ("can you hear me?") and a bit of ui polishing.

    Jam should run in any modern browser but the long-tail of browsers and operating systems is … long, so please let us know if it does not work for you, and what you are using. We want Jam to run if it can run. If your toaster supports WebRTC it might run Jam as well.

    We tried to keep the implementation fairly minimal, I'm sure there is more we can remove and simplify once we spend more time on it.


    Please give it a try and let us know what you think. Any thoughts, comments, feature requests, hosting-deploy-target requests etc etc highly appreciated.

    (for those who are not familiar with Clubhouse yet:)

    A room in Clubhouse (or on Twitter Spaces) is a bit like Zoom without video, without screen sharing and without text messaging.

    You see a grid of all the people in the room, who is speaking, who would like to say something (slow mute/unmute flashing), who is clapping (fast mute/unmute flashing) and that's it.

    Over the past few years I experienced what we all now call "Zoom fatigue". I just don't enjoy video calls. When the pandemic started it felt like even people who in the past were happy with phone calls also wanted to jump on Zoom calls. I'm glad that eventually slowed down again.

    I'm super excited about Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces and the activity around audio spaces and live calls.

    In hindsight it is fascinating how the ui for group phone calls on smartphones has not advanced much compared to the non-smart phones.


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