[kata-dev] Proposal to migrate to a Slack alternative
gr at ham.ie
Mon Mar 26 12:27:43 UTC 2018
On 24/03/18 03:22, Tao Peng wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 10:36 PM, Anne Bertucio <anne at openstack.org> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> With some of the changes to Slack’s terms of service and integrations with
>> IRC, I wanted to raise the idea of moving to an open source alternative to
> Hi Anne,
> Most of the container ecosystem communities are doing just fine with
> slack so I want to understand why we want an alternative. What changes
> to Slack’s terms of service would scare us away?
There is a few reasons:
1. Slack announced the IRC/XMPP gateway is going to be removed
a. This means that a lot of peoples prefered clients will no longer
b. People are now forced to use the RAM / CPU hungry, proprietary
2. Slack just announced that workspace admins can now get access to
private messages without notifying users that their chats were
3. Doing open source development in a closed source walled garden is not
what all communities (or developers) want - supporting open standards
Other communities are having these discussions as well, not just Kata.
>> The driver behind having an alternative to IRC was 1) some find IRC
>> intimidating 2) some are more likely to get involved in our community if
>> there’s a communication GUI that they’re familiar with.
> I see these are cons of IRC but they are not the reasons to drop slack right?
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