July 2017 uPortal Slack summary


In July 2017, 5 people participated substantially in conversation in the slack.apereo.org #uportal channel. (This is around half as many participants as in June.)

  • Andrew Petro
  • Benito Gonzalez
  • Christian Murphy
  • Drew Wills
  • KaJuan Johnson

Conversation highlights include:

On Slack

I have concerns about the openness properties of Slack as implemented by Apereo. You can’t access it or read its logs anonymously; it’s not Google search indexed. Past ten thousand messages back, messages aren’t available even if you log in.

Summarizing the conversations in this anonymously, publicly accessible, and Google indexable context somewhat mitigates these problems. But not necessarily other problems that make email list communications preferable in open source projects.

Arguably, all of the conversations held in the #uportal Slack channel this month could have been held via email on uportal-dev@ or uportal-user@ email lists additionally or instead. Some relevant email list threads are linked above.

-Andrew

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