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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2023-12
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Remote sharing of terminal sessions

A common problem among people working on a command-line interface is to share their terminal session with one or many other people via the internet, ideally along with an audio stream, without viewers having to install any specific software. This project creates a solution that enables anyone with a web browser to receive such a broadcast.

Unlike generic screensharing alternatives, a broadcast created by .tau will not be a stream of compressed video but rather a stream of ASCII characters with preserved timing as well as the broadcaster's terminal look & feel, and giving the ability to easily copy text. The broadcaster will have a nice and easy experience installing a piece of software which accomplishes this.

Upon completing a broadcast, a single resultant file is available for later viewing on the internet and or private distribution. Simple, portable and robust.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.