I signed up and signed it. Looks interesting.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 3:54 AM Stian Soiland-Reyes <st...@apache.org>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On https://taverna.incubator.apache.org/community/irc
>
> we suggest the #taverna IRC channel as an informal chat. However by
> its synchronous nature and our various time zones it has not really
> seen any use.
>
> I think it's good that we primarily use the mailing list.
>
> Should we remove the above IRC page from our website?
>
>
> One web-chat that is very popular in open source communities these
> days is Gitter, which is free for open source communities. It's
> semi-asynchronous - as it keeps the backlog for you (channels are open
> by default), and you can turn on/off email notifications.
>
> Some of the nice features are how you can paste code examples etc. See
> for instance how it's used by the Common Workflow Language community:
>
> https://gitter.im/common-workflow-language/common-workflow-language
>
>
>
> However to log in and chat you need either a GitHub or Twitter
> account. So it's not as open as IRC. (but you can use
> https://irc.gitter.im/ with an IRC client if you have an account!)
>
>
> As a test I made an Apache Taverna Gitter room:
>
>   https://gitter.im/apache/taverna
>
> What do you think?
>
>
> As always - remember: "If it didn't happen on the mailing list, it
> didn't happen!"
>
> --
> Stian Soiland-Reyes
> http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
>

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