[llvm-dev] RFC: Moving toward Discord and Discourse for LLVM's discussions

Robinson, Paul via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Nov 18 08:16:05 PST 2019

Regarding process...

> From: llvm-dev <llvm-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org> On Behalf Of David
> Chisnall via llvm-dev
> ...
> While I am in general in favour of creating new channels to extend the
> reach of the community, I don't believe that something like this that
> requires existing community members to participate to be useful should
> be launched without a wider discussion.  This paragraph in your
> announcement stood out:
>  > We talked to a bunch of people and looked at the options out there and
>  > the most promising ones were Discord for chatting and Discourse for
>  > longer-form discussions.
> Who are these 'bunch of people'?  Why were they selected to make this
> decision (and by whom)?

If this is an LLVM Foundation fiat, we know who the self-selected set are.

If this is supposed to be a community-driven thing, I agree with David.
This thread is titled as an RFC but it's presented as a fait-accompli.

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