[kde-community] possible foss alternative to telegram/slack

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Tue May 17 16:33:25 BST 2016

2016-05-17 5:55 GMT-03:00 Marco Martin <notmart at gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
> Right now many groups are using Telegram as their primary communication medium
> due to some limitations in IRC (mainly due to the ease of pasting images
> inline the channel and the lack of fancy mobile clients for IRC), there may be
> other valid reasons i'm not aware of
> today i randomly stumbled upon
> http://www.mattermost.org/
> it seems to tick all the boxes:
> * open source
> * we can self host an instance
> * fancy mobile and desktop apps
> * inline multimedia attachments into messages
> * and most important for us old farts: bridge to IRC :p
> didn't try it, just stumbled upon it but may be something to be considered?

There is no sane option for fancy mobile apps. You either compile your
own apps, get a developer account on app stores ($99 for iOS, $25 for
Android), get them through the app store review process, and maintain
them forever; or you use the official Mattermost apps that are already
in app stores, and pay Mattermost $20/user/year to send push
notifications through their servers.


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