We now have a presence on Mattermost

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 31 07:35:50 UTC 2016

Hey hey,

On 30.03.2016 21:29, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 5 February 2016 at 10:51, Alan Pope <alan.pope at canonical.com> wrote:
>> Since Jorge created an evil non-free Slack instance I felt compelled
>> to set-up a unicorn filled Mattermost instance. ;)
>> Just kidding, we're doing this to evaluate all the options, and we
>> wanted to make sure the FLOSS ones we covered as well as the hipster
>> Web 3.0 proprietary ones.
>> https://mattermost.popey.com/ubuntu/
>> Invite link (so anyone can join):-
>> https://mattermost.popey.com/signup_user_complete/?id=1qpn9houn7r4mc5xc6ho9wt7se
>> This is running on a small digital ocean droplet and isn't intended to
>> be permanent (hence the use of my personal domain name). No guarantees
>> of availability etc. It's not a central communication tool for the
>> Ubuntu community, but just a test / playground.
>> Feel free to join and test it out.
> It's been nearly a month since anyone logged in to or spoke on this
> mattermost instance. Is there anything else we need to do with or
> learn from it, or shall I shut it down?
> Do we feel we 'need' a mattermost instance?

Maybe only if we started agreeing on using it for a particular purpose.

What I've found, when we looked at Slack, Mattermost and other pieces of
chat software (or whatever you want to call it), was that we were quick
to figure out the features, the opportunities and challenges, but
quickly dumped them because we were used to IRC and that's where we were
going to look for everyone anyway.

If we wanted to conduct a serious test of mattermost, I guess we should
start using it for a specific team or event and make sure we're all there.

Have a great day,

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