[Members] XMPP for Outreachy?

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Jan 23 10:40:26 UTC 2018


Daniel,

This sounds pretty interesting, but I'm curious to know if there have
been any requirements gathered in any kind of formal way?

There are *lots* of web interfaces for MUC in particular, and all of
them run through firewalls fine.

It'd be useful to know a few things like use cases, scale, and so on.

Dave.

On 23 January 2018 at 10:28, Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> There has recently been discussion on the Outreachy[1] mentors mailing
> list about finding a communication tool, with an emphasis on real-time,
> that is more convenient than IRC (with it's firewall issues, trolls,
> learning curve, etc).
>
> They already started looking at Zulip but it is not clear that the
> widest segment of the Outreachy community would use that regularly.
>
> Would anybody from the XMPP community like to make any suggestions or
> even help them with a solution based on MUC?
>
> Some of the communities who participate in Outreachy, like Debian,
> already have our own XMPP service too so it would immediately be
> accessible to more people than Zulip.  On the other hand, they may need to:
>
> - decide where to run the MUC chat rooms
>
> - decide if they run their own web interface or refer people to another
> service with web access
>
> - develop some documentation to help new interns install a suitable
> client or get started with the web interface for the first time
>
> Outreachy has a big profile in the free software community and this
> would mean introducing about 50 new interns to XMPP every 6 months, as
> well as the exposure to their mentors and other communities.
>
> Regards,
>
> Daniel
>
> 1. http://outreachy.org/


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