[OSM-dev] [Talk-us] Slack

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 20:48:57 UTC 2016

Hi Steve and list members,

OSM US already set up a Slack that has a few dozen people on it. Originally
the board used it solely for internal communications but now there are
plenty of folks hanging out talking about OSM in general (not just OSM US).
One particular nicety of our Slack team is that we have a nonprofit plan so
archives are searchable "forever" vs. the free plan's 10k message limit.

Feel free to join by inviting yourself at https://osmus-slack.herokuapp.com/

On Mar 26, 2016 20:03, "Steve Coast" <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

> Ok so look, Slack took over the world. And it turns out it’s pretty good
> and useful. Let’s have an official OSM slack.
> Due Diligence:
> https://www.google.com/#q=slack+site:wiki.openstreetmap.org
> https://www.google.com/#q=slack+site:lists.openstreetmap.org
> I’ve found two OSM-related slacks. Someone owns openstreetmap.slack.com and
> there is also osmus-slack.herokuapp.com as a front door to the US slack.
> The former I can’t find a lot about. The latter is mentioned here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Maryland
> And it has a neat thing to throw out invites to people. There’s also a
> neat bot that it looks like tmcw wrote:
> https://github.com/osmlab/osm-slackbot
> I’m proposing that a) we have a global slack and b) it be ‘official’
> whatever that means. Having not been able to find this, I invite everyone
> over to:
> https://awesomestreetmap.slack.com
> So unless there is a secret slack somewhere that I missed, or something, I
> need help:
> * Come join this slack, send me an email for an invite
> * Can someone please add the osmbot to this slack?
> * Can someone please make the magic “send me an invite thing” for this
> slack?
> * Please help edit http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Slack and also make
> slack a prominent part of other methods of communication
> * Please announce this on your favorite existing mailing list, forum or
> IRC channel
> I realize that I’m inviting a discussion about how slack is an evil
> company or that we should all just use IRC, and those are fine arguments I
> don’t have the energy for.
> Best
> Steve
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