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

Adam Johnson adam at midokura.com
Tue Aug 11 08:50:15 UTC 2015


Let me point out this Linux client for Slack again:
https://github.com/plaidchat/plaidchat

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 1:15 AM, Abel Boldú <abel.boldu at midokura.com> wrote:

> 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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