Hello dear mozillians.
I saw this link on Mike Hoy’s blog that says mozilla will leave IRC as it’s communication method.
It seems it’s serious. Lets talk about it here, on this post.
What is your opinion? I think Mozillians as end users of new chat system should participate in process of selection replacement of IRC for Mozilla. However fianlly, Mr Mike Hoye, will decide what to choose?
Do you think newer IRC version, named IRC v3 can help and solve the problem mentioned in that blog post? Look at: https://ircv3.net
Lets list the potential replacements:
Telegram is open source but it’s core server side isn’t fully open source
Telegram’s bots can help to apply Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines
Telegram is blocked by some countries like Iran and Russia and Users f these countries should use VPN,… to use it
Telegram Blocked Public groups with uniqe id for some countries like Iran by check the user’s phone number not ip address. As result members of Persian SUMO team can’t join to http://t.me/mozsumo public group, even by using VPN. However we can join to Telegram Supergroups that haven’t unique short user name like L10n Telegram super group.
- Discord desined mainly for gamers, it’s not fully like Slack.
- Discord isn’t Open Source
- Slack can support bots to apply Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines
- Slack isn’t Open Source