[Baypiggies] Zoom bombing / apologies

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Fri Sep 23 14:08:58 EDT 2022

After this was all over last night, trying to make sure the speakers were okay, trying to make sure the other organizers were okay, trying to make sure the audience was okay, reviewing security settings, opening tickets with Zoom, etc, I realized that I wasn't feeling so hot myself.

This morning, I picked up an old classic that I love "Daring Greatly" and I suddenly remembered "The Man in the Arena" speech. I err and come up short again and again. But, I do it daring greatly :)

I've modified it to be gender neutral:

> “It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong person stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends oneself in a worthy cause; who, if he or she wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his or her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Kindest Regards,


------- Original Message -------
On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at 9:30 PM, Glen Jarvis via Baypiggies <baypiggies at python.org> wrote:

> There was an individual who Zoom bombed us tonight for our meeting. I'm usually good at muting stray microphones, kicking bad users (usually before they get disruptive), spotlighting the speakers so their camera shows on the video, etc.
> But, whoever was doing this Zoom bomb was able to elude me, unfortunately. They masked their activity as another user (so it was harder to kick them), they were able to get audio when it was disabled, etc. I also was removing the screen annotations as soon as they were being put up -- but, they were able to keep putting them up.
> I want to deeply apologize as, at least once, there was something written with a Zoom annotation that wasn't just juvenile but was offensive. We ended the meeting early.
> Why don't we use Webinar Format?
> Because many of our members originally did not​ like the idea of registering their identity just to attend a meeting as well as signing NDAs when we were in the physical world, I've been trying to respect that as much as possible in the virtual world. Real meetings are also more interactive and engaging.
> However, because of this event, we may be forced to require registrations and go back to Webinar format. I have an open ticket with Zoom support (#15460891) for a root cause analysis and security suggestions.
> It is always a struggle to strike that real balance between a completely open environment and enforcing good behavior. Some of our original open source systems were high trust and assumed good behavior. Rarely was it wrong.
> Kindest Regards,
> Glen Jarvis
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