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Re: IRC / was: Agenda - 9 March Call

From: Stefan Thomas <stefan@ripple.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 22:07:34 -0800
Message-ID: <CAFpK0Q2y+gJC8zr0bmFA1SWF81gmMzssY4mwiE7gU6Mathb5Kw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jehan Tremback <jehan.tremback@gmail.com>
Cc: Shane McCarron <shane@halindrome.com>, Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
First result from googling would agree with you:

I don't think using Slack is totally out of the question. Other OSS
projects do use it.

That said, I agree with Jehan that IRC is more open and IRCCloud turns it
into a similar experience as Slack. Plus the W3C uses it extensively, so I
would say IRC seems like the obvious choice.

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 1:27 PM, Jehan Tremback <jehan.tremback@gmail.com>

> I would be in support of using IRC as well, simply because it is the
> standard for open source. Slack is great, but it's for businesses. They
> explicitly discourage its use by open communities.
> If you find most IRC clients to be user-unfriendly, you can use
> irccloud.com, which is almost as nice as Slack, but is just IRC. This way
> we won't be locked into the platform of some 1.5 year old startup.
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 7:48 AM, Shane McCarron <shane@halindrome.com>
> wrote:
>> We could also set up a bot / logger and capture the IRC logs all the time
>> if people think that is useful.
>> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM, Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com> wrote:
>>> On 03/08/2016 10:09 PM, Adrian Hope-Bailie wrote:
>>> > I'd also like to revisit the discussion of tools as a number of people
>>> > have indicated they're finding it challenging to work via email alone
>>> > and IRC unfortunately isn't friendly for asynchronous comms as you
>>> > miss any chat that happens while you're not logged in.
>>> The *combination* of IRC and mailing list seems good enough. Works for
>>> many open source projects that I am on. Rgd. "missing chat on IRC" you
>>> can leave your IRC client always logged in (most have that options)
>>> and/or use a bouncer with logging -- the last bit is a bit "pro".
>>> - Xav
>> --
>> -Shane
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