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From Piotr Zarzycki <piotrzarzyck...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Announcing GitHub Discussions for Apache CouchDB [Beta]
Date Tue, 09 Jun 2020 21:22:43 GMT
Hi Guys,

I'm PMC in a different Apache project and I was wondering - what required
actually to switch ON Discussion on GH? How idea started?

Thanks,
Piotr


On Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 10:48 PM Alessio 'Blaster' Biancalana <
dottorblaster@apache.org> wrote:

> Woh! This is huuuge!
> Thanks for making this happen :-)
>
> Alessio
>
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 8:14 PM Joan Touzet <joant@atypical.net> wrote:
>
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Thanks to some personal connections and the support of ASF Infra, Apache
> > CouchDB now has GitHub Discussions enabled on our repository:
> >
> >    https://github.com/apache/couchdb/discussions
> >
> > 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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