As noted in this thread, we’re planning on moving Council Discuss mailing list discussion to this forum.
We’d also like to modernize our chat interface. We’re not retiring IRC for all of Fedora (lots of other projects live on Freenode, and we’ll need to interact there anyway!) but IRC is a significant barrier for new contributors, and frustrating to many of us old-timers as well. So, the Council wants to lead by example.
We discussed Matrix (like element.io, but probably setting up our own server). Kevin Fenzi also suggested looking at Zulip. Either way, we want:
- something open source
- something that can be easily bridged to IRC
- something where we can send cat pics, etc.
- something that we are reasonably confident will be arond for a while
It would be nice if we can find an open-source SaaS offering, too. And it’s also nice if, like Matrix, it’s a federated system.
So, let’s use this thread to discuss and coordinate, and see how it goes!