Dear JOTI.tv visitors, it's time to say goodbye. All good things come to an end, and for JOTI.tv it is time to stop it's services. In 2019 this awesome project celebrated it's 10 year anniversary. A great moment to look back at all that was achieved. Now, in 2022, the decision was made to stop JOTI.tv.
During the preparations for JOTA-JOTI 2021 JOTI.tv did not received the "Trusted Partner" badge as it had received since the introduction of this badge in 2016. This badge is provided to JOTA-JOTI Partners that play a significant part in supporting JOTA-JOTI around the world.
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) provide the following statement for not recognizing JOTI.tv as their JOTA-JOTI Partner in 2021:
as part of the delivery of JOTA-JOTI’s online activities, such as campfires, webinars, and chat rooms, we have decided from a Safe from Harm perspective not to promote the use of video broadcast or the sharing of personal data such as email or Skype addresses - the Director, World Events World Scout Bureau
JOTI.tv regrets, respects and accepts the decision made by WOSM, safety of scouts has always been a top priority for JOTI.tv. Unfortunately video conferencing and broadcasting forms the core of the services delivered through this website.
Aside from the decision made by WOSM rendering the services unfit for JOTA-JOTI, JOTI.tv has always been an project created, developed and maintained by a single person. The development effort over the past 13 years has been severe but done with pleasure and joy. It has been an honor to see hundred thousands of Scouts across the world using cutting edge web technology that brought the one thing that was always missing in their JOTA-JOTI experience: an image!
A big THANK YOU to all who used JOTI.tv and gained a better images of the world through the many Digital Campfire pictures that were shared or JOTIcafe conversations that took place. Also a big thank you to those who sponsored JOTI.tv for many years: trans ip & XirSys.
For now, goodbye!