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Spectrum Joins GitHub

theodesp profile image Theofanis Despoudis ・1 min read

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https://spectrum.chat/spectrum/general/spectrum-is-joining-github~1d3eb8ee-4c99-46c0-8daf-ca35a96be6ce

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Ben Halpern

This definitely mirrors Gitter/GitLab a bit but Spectrum is definitely an evolution on Gitter imo (though less popular that Gitter was when bought)

This should be a big boon to Spectrum’s popularity and probably help pull projects off Slack.

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Felix Pojtinger

GitHub is proprietary, so I guess that they'll integrate Spectrum with GitHub - thus making it proprietary/dependend on non-free software as well.

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rhymes

I didn't know about it :D

What is it? An alternative to discourse? Maybe GitHub is thinking of integrating forums for the open source projects?

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Andrew Bone

I was thinking the same, lots of people have gitter.im communities for their projects but I guess this cuts out the middleman.

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rhymes

GitHub used to have private messaging between users but it removed it because of the usual reasons. Maybe a zero effort forum tab where users can discuss trivia, features and issues, all out in the open, before actually opening pull requests or asking for bug fixes could be nice.

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Alex Sharifi

💕💕💕💕💕💕

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Kamal Mustafa

Written my thoughts about spectrum on spectrum ;)

spectrum.chat/spectrum/general/spe...