Leo Francisco lists at
Sun Feb 21 14:09:08 UTC 2016

Thanks for that Popey. Will have a play with Mattermost when I get a chance.

We should have a look at this, even if it's just for fun.


On 19/02/16 13:32, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 19 February 2016 at 13:14, Leo Francisco <lists at> wrote:
>> There are open source alternatives that may be worth exploring
>> MatterMost and RocketChat. There's so much hype around Slack atm, not
>> sure what the long term viability of it is. It's basically fancy modern
>> proprietary IRC.
>> I would always be more enthused by an open source solution for the usual
>> reasons.
> On the community team we've been evaluating some of these new /
> fashionable / interesting methods of communication. Slack is already
> available at the following URL, but requires an @ubuntu or @canonical
> email address I believe. It might be possible to be invited to join if
> you don't have one of those though, they're just the pre-configured
> domains I believe.
> We've also been looking at Mattermost, which is a free software tool
> very much like Slack. I spun up a test instance at the following URL
> which people are welcome to play with:-
> No guarantees it will stay up, as we're just evaluating it, but feel
> free to join and have a poke around or make a channel for your
> team/group.
> Cheers,

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