[technology taskforce] Queries/Inputs from the At-Large Technology Taskforce (TTF) to ICANN IT staff

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Thu Mar 20 12:01:09 UTC 2014

Dear Dev,

thanks for this follow-up. Perhaps also a discussion about some of the
AC room settings which I have noticed: there appears to be a way to
define the default bandwidth for connection. At the moment it's set to
"LAN" ie. very high speed, and I wonder whether that could be causing
the recent problems we've had with people wishing to speak on AC but not
being heard.
Kindest regards,


On 20/03/2014 05:20, Dev Anand Teelucksingh wrote:
> Dear David, Josh, Reed 
> Seems we are about to start another ICANN meeting in Singapore just
> when Buenos Aires was just ending! ;-) As TTF chair, I hope to have a
> chance to talk with you in person about the following 5 items if any
> of you will be in Singapore, but of course you can reply to this email.
> I've cced the public TTF list at ttf at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> <mailto:ttf at atlarge-lists.icann.org> to keep the rest of the TTF in
> the loop 
> 1) status of translation of LACRALO email lists
> Any progress since our discussions in early January 2014? It would be
> desirable to see some progress on this before the ICANN 50th meeting.
> 2) looking at suitable Adobe Connect plugins
> The TTF tested the direct dialout plugin installed in the TTF AC room
> and whilst persons from North America and Europe (specifically Canada,
> France) were able to use the plugin to have the AC room dial them, I
> (living in Trinidad and Tobago with a +1-868-6XX-XXXX number) was
> unable to have the AC room dial to me, giving me an error has
> occurred. No amount of permutations of the phone number (using
> "+1-868-6.." , "18686...") seemed to work.
> However, in thinking about this feature, there are some disadvantages
> - this wouldn't work for persons requesting dialouts to a hotel or
> office with a PBX where a receptionist operator answers.
> - this plugin uses a different bridge from Adigo, how would recording
> (incorporating audio from the AC room, Adigo and this phone bridge) be
> done?
> - this wouldn't be helpful for At-Large calls with interpretation
> since the person being dialled can't join a Adigo channel
> However the TTF on its calls have identified two plugins for Adobe
> Connect that could be of use for At-Large and we would like for these
> plugins to be installed for our testing after the Singapore meeting 
> * Stage Lights - Stage Lights is a timer that helps keep presenters on
> time.
> http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/feature-details/stage-lights.html
> * SurveyMaker for Adobe Connect - Surveys and polls with eleven
> question types, built-in reporting, CSV downloads and much more. A
> demo is available
> http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/feature-details/surveymaker.html
> Whilst we won't be able to test this, this plugin might be useful for
> ICANN F2F meetings that use Real Time Scribing:
> http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/feature-details/closed-captioning.html
> 3) Troubleshooting connecting to Adobe Connect rooms using Linux, 
> Whilst I've started contacting persons who reported issues in using
> Linux to connect to Adobe Connect, I've haven't been keeping up with
> collating the required information, Gordon Chillcott and Bill Thanis
> from the TTF (cced in this email for reference) are regular Linux
> users and would be better able to talk the talk re: desktop Linux in
> getting the necessary information for you and to document the problems
> and colloborate with you on solutions/workarounds.
> 4) wiki translate plugins, 
> I've pointed out that the Bing translate plugin works slightly better
> on iOS whereas the Google Translate plugin failed to work at all.
> Feedback on how the wiki translate plugins will work on Android OS
> will be done soon. Also, feedback on the quality of the machine
> translation will be sought from At-Large and to be done after the
> Singapore meeting.
> 5) separate Confluence wiki installation
> Although some proposed layouts for How At-Large Content can be
> organised, ultimately a separate Confluence wiki install needs to be
> arranged to test more detailed organisational ideas and possibly other
> themes and wiki plugins so as to not disrupt the existing At-Large wiki.
> A test wiki installation that's invisible to search engines with
> accounts for 5 users which should be more than sufficient to allow
> testing by the TTF. 
> Kind Regards,
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
> TTF chair
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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