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From Mike Drob <md...@mdrob.com>
Subject Re: Slack for Accumulo
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:45:12 GMT
IIRC anybody who has an @a.o address can send invites.

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 4:36 PM Mike Walch <mwalch@apache.org> wrote:

> I am cool with an Accumulo channel on the-asf.slack.com.  I was able to
> join easily using my apache email address.  How can users without an
> apache.org email address join the 'the-asf' workspace? It would be nice to
> put instructions for joining on our contact us page.
>
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 4:31 PM Michael Wall <mjwall@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > Yeah, there are some Apache projects that use slack.  Can you create an
> > Accumulo channel at https://the-asf.slack.com?  I don't recall what I
> did
> > to set up my account there, but I did have to use my apache.org email
> > account.  The only thing I see from other communities is a small delay
> for
> > users since they need to be given access to the channel.
> >
> > +1 to shutting down IRC.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 4:11 PM Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > > We did have a HipChat room, but we didn't advertise it well and nobody
> > > really used it. With all that happened with HipChat being bought by
> > > Atlassian and then sold off to Slack (or something like that), I'm not
> > sure
> > > where ASF Infra currently stands on providing chat as an ASF resource.
> > >
> > > I have no objections to trying out Slack within the project. However,
> if
> > > Infra does move towards something in future (like an official ASF Slack
> > > group), we should try to follow whatever path they pave.
> > >
> > > Regardless of whether Slack pans out, we should probably shut down the
> > IRC
> > > room... hardly anybody uses it, and the few that do are lurkers only or
> > > bots. It doesn't make sense to continue to advertise it as a way for
> > > users/devs to contact us.
> > >
> > > On Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 15:44 Mike Walch <mwalch@apache.org wrote:
> > >
> > > > I would like to create a Slack chatroom for Accumulo and advertise it
> > on
> > > on
> > > > our 'contact us' page [1] with an invite link to make it easy to
> join.
> > Is
> > > > anyone opposed to this?  There will be no requirement that Accumulo
> > users
> > > > or developers use Slack. We currently have an IRC chatroom but it's
> not
> > > > used much. I think Slack will be used more as it's simpler and saves
> > the
> > > > latest history which helps if you join an ongoing discussion.  If it
> > ends
> > > > up being rarely used over the next few months, I am OK with shutting
> it
> > > > down.
> > > >
> > > > [1]: https://accumulo.apache.org/contact-us/
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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