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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: Slack
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:51:59 GMT
Just to be clear: The ASF works through mailing lists. Having a side
channel, and especially a synchronous one like slack is a bit playing
against community.

The main reason is that many of us aren’t living on the same TZ, and we do
have a side job, a familly, and we can’t really join a live discussion and
participate when it occurs, even when it has been scheduled.

This is the reason The ASF considers that ´if it hasn’t happened on a
mailing list, it does not exist’.  Also consider that companies’ firewalls
are often blocking such channels...

So if you really want to use such a tool, do it sparsely, and *always* send
a feedback on the mailing list. Keep in mind that *no* decision should be
made on such channel too.

Yeah, I know, 2018, tada yada ;-) Still, this is for the good of the
project, and its community!


Le jeu. 26 juil. 2018 à 16:36, Colm O hEigeartaigh <> a
écrit :

> There is an existing Slack workspace for Apache projects (
> that is used by several projects at Apache that could
> be re-used. I think committers can log on automatically using their ASF
> credentials.
> Colm.
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 3:15 PM, Smith, Shawn Eion <> wrote:
>> Is there already, or would anyone be opposed to a slack group for Apache
>> Directory with individual rooms for the projects?
> --
> Colm O hEigeartaigh
> Talend Community Coder
Emmanuel Lécharny

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