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Re: IRC / was: Agenda - 9 March Call

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 07:17:14 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKFCb6FyFyZ7+7LzOdXE5q8jE5-6SZ1ZvJD7NaVHNXO4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stefan Thomas <stefan@ripple.com>
Cc: Jehan Tremback <jehan.tremback@gmail.com>, Shane McCarron <shane@halindrome.com>, Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
On 9 March 2016 at 07:07, Stefan Thomas <stefan@ripple.com> wrote:

> First result from googling would agree with you:
> https://drewdevault.com/2015/11/01/Please-stop-using-slack.html
> 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.

IRC should be the default, every w3c group has one.  But it's rarely used.

Slack doesnt keep your history, which is a problem.

Gitter seems to be the outstanding choice for developers

In the open source world i like rocket.chat, mattermost is slow ... here's
my collection of floss messengers


Incidentally ive integrated realtime inter ledger payments previously into
slack and irc, gitter is on my todo list ...

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