[MidoNet] [MidoNet-user] [MidoNet-dev] Slack vs IRC

Abel Boldú abel.boldu at midokura.com
Tue Aug 11 08:15:33 UTC 2015


Because IRC is an standard communication protocol widely adopted, not a
'cool' MacOS thingy offered by a single company.
But of course, this  is  only my point of view as a Linux user.

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:20 AM, Takashi Yamamoto <yamamoto at midokura.com>
wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 6:48 PM, Abel Boldú <abel.boldu at midokura.com>
> wrote:
> > I vote +1 going back to IRC, is where the real community should be.
>
> why it should be?
>
> >
> > Plaidchat is only a webkit frontend that loads Slack, not very different
> > that having a tab dedicated to it.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:25 AM, Tomohiko Kimura <tomohiko at midokura.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Hey, Sandro;
> >>
> >>> Interesting idea but let's be realistic. It might be possible to
> >>> accommodate users on both at some extra cost but splitting up
> >>> developers would be very inefficient. So we would still have to decide
> >>> on where development related communication is supposed to happen. We
> >>> also can't do meetings on both at the same time. Or promote both
> >>> equally.
> >>
> >>
> >> For regular meetings with a fixed time schedule, we can do them on IRC.
> >> For other development related communication, we can keep both. People
> who
> >> feel strongly about IRC should use IRC as a main channel, and there
> appear
> >> to be enough such people to keep our IRC channel up and alive. For
> those who
> >> want to prefer advanced features of Slack, they can use Slack as a main
> >> channel. And I think we should be flexible on this and be able to deal
> with
> >> this dualism for a while for now. Not all of us are following all the
> >> communications happening in Slack even now anyway. Communication may
> get a
> >> bit fragmented, but we can live with that for 3-6 months or so.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> So maybe we should start a poll and invite all mailing lists
> >>> subscribers and Slack members to it - that's currently 175 unique
> >>> email addresses (however, some seem to have registered using more than
> >>> one address). We could use Cornell University's Condorcet Internet
> >>> Voting Service [0] and send everyone a personal link/code to vote.
> >>
> >>
> >> Making a decision based on simple majority vote, I think, is a
> >> short-coming of democracy. I'd still like to see some data that back up
> >> either claim. Who are those people who're interested in joining MidoNet
> OS
> >> community but are currently hesitating to do so? How many of them exist
> >> right now in the first place? Are they indeed feeling that Slack is the
> >> entry bar? How can we reach out to those potential contributors / users
> to
> >> know what they are actually thinking, without making a costly
> all-or-nothing
> >> migration from Slack to IRC?
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Tomohiko
> >>
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