[Neos] [TEAM] Slack for November sprint

Robert Lemke robert at typo3.org
Mon Nov 3 17:28:57 CET 2014

Hi folks,

I didn't mean to start a discussion about "slack yes or no", now. As you know, the TYPO3 CMS team uses Slack and some others in the community too, so we see an opportunity to give it a ride for a month now. It's not really among our values to reject something right away without taking a closer look.

We want to find out if Slack is a good tool which can improve our communication. If it is, we can find a way to fix the technical issues (connect it to the typo3.org user base, create instructions for how to use an IRC client with it, ask Slack to sponsor an account without the limitations we currently have). If it's not, we at least know that we don't want to use Slack, based on some real experience.

Personally, I'm not so much in favour of ideological questions here, especially since the data we give to Slack is publicly available anyway (http://riesvantwisk.com/cms/home/irc-logs/typo3-neos-irc-log/2014/October/1.html)

So, let's try to be open and pragmatic, as we always try to be.


> On 30 Oct 2014, at 11:01, Robert Lemke <robert at typo3.org> wrote:
> as shortly discussed on IRC, we will try Slack (http://typo3.slack.com) for the upcoming sprint in November. We'd like to find out what's good and what's bad for using Slack for core team communication.
> Since our Slack set up currently has no connection to the typo3.org user base, you need to write an email to the admin team (or, in our case - to accelerate things a bit - to Mathias Schreiber via mathias.schreiber at typo3 org) in order to get an account (please tell him that you're from the Neos team and mention your email address which should be used for the registration). Please choose your typo3.org username as your Slack username.
> If we ever use Slack beyond the November sprint, we certainly need a way for any community or non-community member to join without having to write an email to anyone. But there may be a way to implement that.

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