Many proprietary software companies are currently using the extended homeoffice situation of many employees to offer lock-in solutions gratis or even labelling them as "free". But take care to build on Free Software. Else your solution today might turn into a burden tomorrow:
Successfully using entirely self-hosted+federated Riot/Matrix/Jitsi/Etherpad/PeerTube to host lectures, teleconference with students, answer questions in chat, and collaboratively edit their code. Write-up is incoming. Once I take a nap.
Our servers are under considerable load as more people are working remotely. Everything is holding up and we plan to spend our next few days ensuring that we can continue to scale. In the meantime we appreciate your patience if we're slow to answer support tickets or issues.
The http://matrix.org server is seeing its highest traffic levels ever today. We’re battling to keep it performant (via incr optimisations to state res and the multimaster support), but meanwhile you may want to run your own server or get one from @[email protected], @[email protected] etc.
Here are some Open Source tools that can help with remote work:
- @Matrix.org (and Riot.im or any other compatible client): chat, instant messaging (full disclosure: I work on Matrix.org as my full-time job) - @CryptPad: collaborative real-time document editing, kanban boards, spread sheets, and more - meet.jit.si: video conferencing - www.loomio.org: discussion and decision making