[Members] XMPP for Outreachy?

Guus der Kinderen guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 10:43:45 UTC 2018

Hi Daniel,

If I can be of help here, I'd be happy to pitch in. Have there been any
concrete ideas/requirements?



On 23 January 2018 at 11:28, 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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