[Members] discuss.xmpp.org - Let's establish a great discussion venue for XMPP

Goffi goffi at goffi.org
Mon Feb 13 11:03:51 UTC 2017

Le samedi 11 février 2017, 22:08:29 CET Florian Schmaus a écrit :
> Hi everyone,

> [...]
> I hereby propose that we fade out mail.jabber.org in favour of a
> self-hosted Discourse [1] instance at discuss.xmpp.org. Discourse is an
> open source forum that *can be used just like a traditional mailing
> list* (I ♥ mailing lists). It is easy to self-host, and I volunteer to
> setup that instance and maintain it (I already maintain two Discourse
> installations). Furthermore, it provides the required features to
> organize the valuable information, e.g. we could tag discussion threads.
> Want to find all discussions about XEP-0198? Just click on the tag!
> [...]

> the future of XMPP.
> - Florian
> 1: discourse.org

Hello Florian,

while I'm not against moving to something else (as long as we can still use 
standard@ as a mailing list), I find it really sad that in 2017 we are willing 
to move main XSF discussion platforms to something centralised (even it's free 
software), and most importantly not based on XMPP, it's like confessing a 
failure of all the work done.

We have not (yet) a trendy and shiny platform like discourse that's true, but 
we have everything we need to do one, and we can do gateway to email network 
to keep the current mainly list behaviour.
We could use PubSub or normal messages with a webview for now, and move to MIX 
in the future. Actually we already have projects of doing a XMPP based mailing 
list platform.

That would be a neat demonstration to newcomers of what we can do with XMPP.

If we are not in a rush, I'm pretty sure we can do something nice in a couple 
of months, and I would be happy to help with that (it is a project I'm willing 
to do for long anyway).


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