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IRC and Gitter

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:02:51 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_JO5pQG5_2EzoGp7gbqxKxmqZGpHKh70wSn38BMWJzyRw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
Hi all,

I have done some investigating and have two options for us with regard to
using Gitter but still offering IRC for those that prefer that channel.


*Option 1: Switch to Gitter hosted IRC server*
If you visit http://irc.gitter.im you'll see instructions for connecting to
a secure IRC server using a unique, per-user server key.

Once you connect you'll be logged into an IRC channel for each Gitter room
and use the same Nick as your github username.

Anything posted in either system is mirrored in the other.

Pros:
- Secure IRC
- Tight integration with Gitter

Cons:
- Need to switch to a new IRC server
- Lose the W3C IRC bots


*Option 2: Setup a bridge between Gitter and W3C IRC*
There are bots that can monitor both systems and mirror messages between
them. We can use https://sameroom.io or host a bot ourselves.

Pros:
- Keep same IRC server and channel

Cons:
- Need to manage (and possibly host) yet another service

Anyone have any thoughts on these options?

Adrian
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