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From Hen <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [LAZY] Letting anyone invite on Slack
Date Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:52:14 GMT
While I lean to the 'not seeing the value of Slack', we have many channels
on Slack now (mostly driven by Incubator projects I think; John seems to
have taken the lead on the workspace), so this isn't a thread for getting
rid of slack :)

Hen

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:06 PM, Craig Russell <apache.clr@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Henri,
>
> We tried to use slack with the Juneau project and never got it to work
> "the Apache Way". Inviting people instead of self-service, no ability to
> monitor discussions, no archive of discussions.
>
> We gave up and now use the wiki whenever mail doesn't serve. Common
> editing of documents, diagrams, etc. are all easily done on confluence
> where email doesn't allow sharing documents.
>
> I frankly do not see slack filling a need here.
>
> Craig
>
> > On Oct 13, 2017, at 9:51 PM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Currently only 'admins' can invite people to the ASF Slack:
> >
> >  https://the-asf.slack.com/
> >
> > If we view it as an IRC equivalent, having to invite people at all is
> > weird. We can, via a checkbox, change it so anyone on the ASF Slack
> (except
> > 'guests') can invite someone to the Slack workspace:
> >
> > ----
> >
> > Invitations
> >
> > Choose whether to allow non-admins to invite new people to *ASF*.
> >
> > Allow everyone (except guests) to invite new members.
> > ----
> >
> > I can't see why we'd have an issue there, so I'm planning to turn that
> > checkbox on at the end of next week (Thursday or whenever I remember to
> > after that :) ).
> >
> > If this is a bad idea, please object and let me know why :)
> >
> > Hen
>
> Craig L Russell
> clr@apache.org
>
>
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