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From Jean-Baptiste Onofré>
Subject Re: Slack
Date Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:58:20 GMT

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 ?


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
> You can get all of the messages in the thread by doing a quick search for “slack”
on the list in
> 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 <> 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
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