[Osmf-talk] [OSM-talk] Slack

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Sat Mar 26 23:51:59 UTC 2016


Thanks I added it to the wiki.

Steve

> On Mar 26, 2016, at 2:07 PM, althio <althio.forum at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Created a few days ago for SotM-WG:
> https://osmfoundation.slack.com/ <https://osmfoundation.slack.com/>
> - althio
> On mobile, please excuse brevity.
> 
> On Mar 26, 2016 9:05 PM, "Steve Coast" <steve at asklater.com <mailto: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:wiki.openstreetmap.org>
> https://www.google.com/#q=slack+site:lists.openstreetmap.org <https://www.google.com/#q=slack+site:lists.openstreetmap.org>
> 
> I’ve found two OSM-related slacks. Someone owns openstreetmap.slack.com <http://openstreetmap.slack.com/> and there is also osmus-slack.herokuapp.com <http://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 <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 <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 <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 <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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