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Author: wirelessduck
To: John Crisp
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Is anybody using Discord for virtual get-togethers in Devuan?

> On 24 Mar 2020, at 01:55, John Crisp via Dng <dng@???> wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 13:24:43 +1100
> wirelessduck--- via Dng <dng@???> wrote:
>> Anyone have experience on how it compares to Mattermost or Zulip?
> I believe it has quite a lot of refugees from Slack, Mattermost,
> Hipchat etc
> You can sign up for a online trial free for a period I think, or grab a
> docker copy, and try it for yourself
> It has its faults and foibles but I have been using it in a couple of
> low volume situations for a good few years now (about version 0.20?)
> It does use Mongo for the DB and there is some stuff in the foros &
> github about the licencing for it (can't remember where now)
> Online chat/video is a crowded space with everyone jostling for
> position and a slice of the action because it will be the eventual
> death of email, and all the big players want to control that. They will
> buy up most smaller startups to stop any competition.
> I believe the big battle currently is Teams v Slack. M$ are bleeding
> them dry, because they can.
> Rocket are pretty Open Source - the boss is a big believer.
> Anyways, try it. But as ever, Caveat Emptor !!

Thanks! I believe you’re right with that. The only way to know for sure how it will go is to try it out, or perhaps try them all out.