The main #Jitsi public instance https://meet.jit.si is now requiring logging in with a Google, Facebook or GitHub account in order to create new rooms. https://jitsi.org/blog/authentication-on-meet-jit-si/
Apparently they feel that there was too much abuse of their terms of service, but they do not give any details at all.
@guardianproject anyone have more information on what kinds of issues they were having?
@eighthave @guardianproject quite a variety of things according to various users in the discourse community forum (https://community.jitsi.org/t/authentication-on-meet-jit-si/125922/6).
@guardianproject That choice of login options killed me... 🤦
I'm sympathetic to their position. Any time you run a public service without user attribution, abuse is inevitable. Thankfully they provide the option to self-host.
Is there a trusted common-good identification service they could use instead? I can't think of one.