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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Slack team for Apache NiFi
Date Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:45:07 GMT
ASF's chat bot has the ability to automatically record conversations and 
mail them to a list. As long as you remember to turn it on before 
starting the conversation (wink), it's not too bad.

Bryan Bende wrote:
> My only concern with any kind of chat/channel is the loss of searchable
> public content.
> Right now the mailing list posts show up in Google searches and can be
> found through other various tools, which is valuable for people searching
> for information related to an issue they are seeing.
> If people start transitioning to chat-based communication, all the
> conversations there will likely only be found through that tool, and will
> probably not be organized into individual threads of questions.
> I have not used Slack or Gitter much so I can't really say which is better,
> but if I remember correctly Gitter only required you to sign-in with your
> GitHub account and after that you could go into the community without
> approval, which seems more open to me, but I really don't know.
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 2:28 PM, John Wiesel<>  wrote:
>> Good evening,
>> I am a new member to the community so I do not know much about the current
>> needs.
>> Still I'd like to point at which has an open-sourced IRC bridge
>> ( for the heavy IRC users.
>> Overall imho a good Slack alternative, its aim is to provide chatrooms for
>> developers.
>> Best
>> John
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Matt Burgess<>
>> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I'd like to revisit the idea of having (and promoting) a Slack team
>>> for the Apache NiFi community. We broached the subject in an email
>>> thread a while back [1]. The email lists are great and IRC per se is
>>> still popular in the open-source community, but I think for folks that
>>> are more comfortable in the Slack environment, this would be another
>>> good avenue for the community to get together.
>>> We could perhaps add integrations with the email list(s), IRC
>>> channel(s), GitHub, etc. as sort of a one-stop shop for NiFi
>>> communication, or just use it for online collaboration.
>>> I'm thinking it would be invite-only (to avoid bots, spam, etc.) but
>>> that it would be fully open to the community, just an email to an
>>> admin (such as myself) to request an invitation (kind of like a manual
>>> version of the Apache Mailing List subscribe bot). The code of conduct
>>> would be the Apache Software Foundation's CoC [2], as it is a
>>> "communication channel used by our communities". I have seen this same
>>> invite-only approach work well for other ASF projects with Slack
>>> teams.
>>> I grabbed a URL [3] just in case the community would like to proceed
>>> ( is taken, but if someone in the community owns it and
>>> wants to use that instead, it's all good). The PMC would be
>>> owners/admins, my email address ( could be the
>>> destination for invite requests, and we could discuss what
>>> integrations, access rights (creating new channels, e.g.), etc. are
>>> appropriate.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Matt
>>> [1]
>>> mbox/%3CCA+w4d5RJvxvFEnGVsexCSmEvzL_TxG_Ne2KEiFsrGEapCwoOAQ@
>>> [2]
>>> [3]

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