Freenode and libera.chat
kchamart at redhat.com
Wed May 19 14:12:50 UTC 2021
On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 02:42:02PM +0100, Erno Kuvaja wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 2:34 PM Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Probably not the best timing, but should we consider (again) running a
> > more advanced free software chat system? E.g. Outreachy uses Zulip, Mozilla
> > - Matrix, there are probably more.
> > Yeah I'd say not the greatest timing to start such a conversation under
> FWIF I'd rather not. The signal to noise ratio tends to be very poor on all
> of them with their stickers, gifs and all the active media crap embedded in
I agree that the dancing poop GIFs are very distracting. So "yes" to
sticking with IRC given its strengths and simplicity. Though, I'm
biased here as a long-time happy IRC user.
That said, two things:
- Those who _do_ want to use Matrix seem to have an option in terms of
Matrix <-> IRC bridge. I see several people with [m] in their IRC
nicks on #virt channel on OFTC network. So people seem to
successfully use IRC with Matrix.
- IRC seems to give an outdated feel for many newcomers. So if there
are other "better" FOSS alternatives that accomodates our
community's needs — and without alienating existing IRC users' needs
— we should be willing to explore. But I agree that this is not the
right timing to start this discussion, and I'm not even sure if
this is a "real problem".
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