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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

https://github.com/melvincarvalho/webid.im/wiki/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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