On Wed, 2015-10-14 at 08:44 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 02:36:08PM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> To set the cat among the pigeons a bit, it'd sure be interesting to
> consider setting up one of the F/OSS Slack-alikes for Fedora
> course, there's a question of at what point we have too many tools.
I'd be very much in favor of something which lowers the barrier to
participation here. IRC isn't hard once you're used to it, but
NickServ, ChanServ, Zodbot, etc., add a layer of confusion and
complication. It's not just newbies and non-geeks that we're shutting
out. Only a small percentage of tech people - sysadmins, developers,
etc. - have a working familiarity with IRC.
It'd be especially nice to have something which could integrate with
FAS and with the Fedora Hubs.
The only thing that concerns me is that at that point we'd have the new
thing, IRC, Ask, *and* the mailing lists, soon with Hyperkitty which in
some senses overlaps with all the others.
All of these are good things but would we have a coherent story about
why we had all of them, and would it just make it a nightmare to find
the right information / person?
Slack and its clones tend to want to be The Thing You Use To
Communicate, I think, perhaps grudgingly allowing space for email to
communicate with all those tiresome people from the 2000s...
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