[development] IRC changeover to XMPP?

Daniel F. Kudwien news at unleashedmind.com
Sat Mar 19 17:22:51 UTC 2011

If someone has the knowledge and experience to kick-start and setup a Jabber
server for Drupal, I'd say: Just do it.

Lots of communication has moved into completely private backchannels anyway
already.  In addition to IRC, many of us are communicating via Skype chats
and conf calls, because, well, almost everyone is in there and automatically
online anyway.  That doesn't automatically make Skype a good tool though; in
fact, it makes communication even more "elite", private, and undocumented
than anything else.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: development-bounces at drupal.org 
> [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Berry
> Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2011 3:43 PM
> To: development at drupal.org
> Subject: Re: [development] IRC changeover to XMPP?
> On 2011-03-19, at 12:49 AM, Liam McDermott wrote:
> > Sounds like an interesting idea, what are the benefits of 
> using a Jabber server over IRC? Or are you just suggesting 
> this change, 'for the lulz'?
> With IRC, we are hosted by freenode. Not only does freenode 
> host us, but virtually any other open source project as well. 
> There's a real advantage for someone in #ubuntu (for example) 
> to simply be able to join a Drupal room with no extra setup. 
> I'm not aware of any XMPP hosts for open source projects on 
> the scale of what freenode does, but I'd be interested to 
> hear about any if they exist.
> --Andrew

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