[SAC] Slack and OSGeo

Michael Smith michael.smith.erdc at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 06:04:20 PDT 2015

For me, the main advantages of Slack are:

mobile access
firewall friendly

code posting formatting
reactions (voting)

Plus, I'm already in slack for other channels.

All that being said, one of the open source clones of slack would also
work well.


Michael Smith
OSGeo Foundation Treasurer
treasurer at osgeo.org

On 8/23/15,  6:36 PM, "Alex Mandel" <sac-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf
of tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:

>On 2015-08-23 07:34, Markus Neteler wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2015 3:31 PM, "Jeff McKenna" <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I have enabled the IRC and XMPP gateways (per steps provided by Jurgen,
>> thanks!).  If you are already a member of the OSGeo "team", your steps
>> enable are at: https://osgeo.slack.com/account/gateways
>> Well, I also don't understand yet what this slack is about... Why do we
>> want it and why change the current way of operations?
>> Was this anyhow discussed in this list?
>> Thanks
>> Markus
>IRC on Freenode is still the main place Open Source
>projects/developers/etc talk.
>Slack, Gitter, Hipchat are essentially glorified IRC clients running on
>their own servers and are more common among commercial developers and
>specific communities (Gitter to Github and Hipchat to Atlassian
>(Bitbucket, Jira etc). They are also more user friendly for
>non-developers. Sidenote, many of the services can be hit via and IRC,
>or XMPP client also.
>#telascience will still remain the main SAC place to chat, partly
>because it is not logged.
>The rest of the the osgeo IRC channels will also continue, #osgeo,
>#qgis, #gdal, etc (at least the ones that are currently in use).
>I think having the options is fine for each project to decide which
>places they'd like to push their community to communicate under. IRC
>never really took off for some and probably never will.
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