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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré ...@nanthrax.net>
Subject Re: Slack
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:37:29 GMT
Yes, but they will be member anyway, so it won't change the limit we have today 
(90), right ?

Regards
JB

On 03/27/2017 06:56 AM, Yaniv Rodenski wrote:
> Hi JB,
>
> A common practice/hack is to create a small web app that allows people to
> send themselves invitations using the Slack API.
> For example:
> http://www.skill-space.com/blog/2015/11/16/create-an-auto-invite-channel-using-slack-heroku1
>
> Cheers,
> Yaniv
>
>
> On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at 3:40 pm, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Wade,
>>
>> You are right: invite people on Slack means adding them as member.
>>
>> However, how can we accept Slack participants without inviting them ? Is it
>> possible ?
>>
>> Thanks !
>> Regards
>> JB
>>
>> On 03/26/2017 07:05 PM, Wade Chandler wrote:
>>> My understanding is there isn’t a max limit on Slack for users for free,
>> and I have confirmed this with Slack there is not supposed to be a
>> limitation on numbers of members. NetBeans for instance has 320 members.
>> Did someone tell you this or did you run into some issue? If so, you might
>> write them to ask what is the deal.. It could be the difference in setup;
>> we use a registration page which sends invitations
>> https://netbeans.signup.team/ <https://netbeans.signup.team/> and is
>> using bots from https://stacktodo.com/ <https://stacktodo.com/> Or, it
>> could be something about when it was setup and differences in plans over
>> time.
>>>
>>> It doesn’t change the limits on the log and file storage, but we explain
>> to folks it is for ephemeral real time communication and never to be
>> considered historic, but we are looking into setting up a log bot which
>> Slack personnel told us could also be helpful for OSS use. Slack said they
>> don’t have plans for more features for OSS specific projects at the moment
>> as one request from us was they make some new individual/personal low pay
>> option which could help communities with dedicated membership to pay for
>> their own personal use, but they said no plans at this time, but would take
>> it into consideration as an idea.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Wade
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Mar 26, 2017, at 01:58, Jean-Baptiste Onofré <jb@nanthrax.net>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> Slack is very convenient for quick communication, but clearly, it
>> doesn't change that the mailing list is the first communication channel. If
>> discussions happen on Slack, minute notes/discussion has to be forwarded on
>> the mailing list.
>>>>
>>>> I wonder if we plan to ask for some "pro" Slack account for Apache
>> projects (as we have license for IntelliJ for example). Now, at Apache
>> Beam, we reached the max capacity of the Slack free version (90 Slack users
>> on Beam channel and limited history). We already received new member
>> request that we can't accept for now.
>>>>
>>>> Thoughts ?
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> JB
>>>>
>>>> On 03/22/2017 10:37 PM, Craig Russell wrote:
>>>>> Hi James,
>>>>>
>>>>> There was a pretty extensive discussion on the netbeans dev list. I’d
>> encourage you to review this thread https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/
>> 2dce365d03334c82d31b12c8b3dcad1a925a2f71af75658b8d8a5a07@%
>> 3Cdev.netbeans.apache.org%3E
>>>>>
>>>>> You can get all of the messages in the thread by doing a quick search
>> for “slack” on the dev@netbeans.apache.org list in lists.apache.org.
>>>>>
>>>>> My takeaway is that Slack not a substitute for email. But it is useful
>> for ping-pong communication when people are in the heat of development.
>>>>>
>>>>> But no decisions are made on Slack, and any discussion there (aside
>> from “add a semicolon there” and “let’s get lunch") needs to be brought
>> back to the dev list.
>>>>>
>>>>> The underlying principle is that “if it didn’t happen on dev, then
it
>> didn’t happen”. We strive for open, inclusive communications at Apache and
>> that means attempting to encourage participation by everyone who wants to,
>> regardless of primary language, time zone, and availability of tools. (We
>> assume everyone has a device that handles email clients).
>>>>>
>>>>> Hope this helps.
>>>>>
>>>>> Craig
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mar 22, 2017, at 1:27 PM, James Bognar <jamesbognar@apache.org>
>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can someone remind me?  I thought there was a discussion a couple
of
>> months
>>>>>> ago about allowing incubator projects to use Slack for
>> communication.  What
>>>>>> was the final decision?
>>>>>
>>>>> Craig L Russell
>>>>> clr@apache.org
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
>> jbonofre@apache.org
>> http://blog.nanthrax.net
>> Talend - http://www.talend.com
>>
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