Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] PROPOSAL: GA Teleconferencing Multicast (@occupytechnology)
From: Chaz Cheadle
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:19:58 -0400

I wonder if we can find a way to test this (or similar out) and if it looks like a powerful tool, get the GA to help fund it. Then workgroups could sign up for timeslots and be able to have much larger participation in their work.


On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Nathan Freitas <> wrote:


I have some of the People's PBX concept in hacking working order up at: and code here:

You dial-into one of the numbers from any phone, than many many people
can open the mobile optimized mp3 stream via:

It also does mp3 archiving.

I had multiple dial-in numbers available (can get more for $5 / month)
that are linked into an Asterisk server.

In turn this is linked to a lo-fi MP3 only audio stream, which even
prepaid blackberry devices from Boost can listen to. It would be great
to also have this linked to thousands of in-bound PSTN channels, and I
can make that happen, just didn't have the budget for it.

Would love to support your efforts in any way you see fit.


On 10/20/2011 01:20 PM, planetary_io wrote:
> We have posted an initial proposal for investigation of
> teleconferencing systems for multicast of GAs to occupytechnology.
> The goal is to most cheaply / efficiently provide widest possible,
> highest quality access to real-time GA proceedings for the "curious"
> and off-site folks in solidarity. It has ancillary benefits like
> providing for recording/remote transcription / user feedback.
> We consider this an alternative to technically flawed and expensive
> (to many 99%) "internet radio" and video streaming options, and hope
> you will consider this as a more resource-friendly option.
> Upshot:
> - We are investigating some options for sourcing & systems design
> - We will propose some specific implementations based on test vendors
> - We are willing to coordinate and fund trials, maybe even production
> systems
> - We don't necessarily need GA participation or approval for this,
> just coordination on the ground to max reach;.
> But feedback from active GA participants and those familiar with
> diverse field constraints would be very helpful, for utility's sake
> maybe we drive that to the OccupyTech forums:
> Link again: