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From "Alessio 'Blaster' Biancalana" <>
Subject Re: Announcing GitHub Discussions for Apache CouchDB [Beta]
Date Tue, 09 Jun 2020 20:48:42 GMT
Woh! This is huuuge!
Thanks for making this happen :-)


On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 8:14 PM Joan Touzet <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Thanks to some personal connections and the support of ASF Infra, Apache
> CouchDB now has GitHub Discussions enabled on our repository:
> Right now, we're beta testing this (in conjunction with MS/GitHub and
> the ASF) as a new user support channel. You may have already seen us
> move a few Issues over to Discussions, where they now belong.
> We're hoping that this gives people a friendlier way to build community
> around CouchDB, one that doesn't require mailing list membership or
> joining a possibly-intimidating Slack channel. Please feel free to use
> the Discussions to ask for help with CouchDB, share ideas, show us what
> you've done with CouchDB, offer thanks to the team, or post things you
> learned and want to share with others.
> One key feature is that we hope to give more recognition and affordance
> to our non-committer contributors through the Discussions platform. Stay
> tuned for more info.
> As more Discussions features become available, we'll make use of them to
> customize our space there, including linking to our project
> "bylaws"/rules and code of conduct.
> Two caveats: Right now, there is no webhook availability for
> Discussions, which means we can't mirror activity there to our user@
> mailing lists. We've been told this will arrive around the time
> Discussions leaves private beta.
> The other: Please remember that all discussion of project *direction*
> and *decision making* must occur on the dev@ mailing list. It's fine to
> link to threads in Discussions to help start the decision making
> process, just the same as we do with Slack, Stack Overflow, etc. today.
> I hope this comes as welcome news to everyone. I'm pretty excited about
> it! Special thanks to Jan Lehnardt, who helped get this enabled for us,
> and Garren Smith, who started the discussion months ago about moving out
> of the twentieth century for community building.
> -Joan "I'm a woman. I can change. If I have to. I guess." Touzet

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