[vtkusers] [vtk-developers] Transition to Discourse - thoughts from lurker

Ben Boeckel ben.boeckel at kitware.com
Wed Jan 23 17:17:13 EST 2019

On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 14:43:28 -0600, Paul Douglas Hahn wrote:
> I realize I am not an important voice for this topic, but with 
> Discourse, I can say that I anticipate termination of "real-time" 
> monitoring of VTK issues that I now do with the mailing lists. I do not 
> want to be on a "free" community site that is or might become oriented 
> to make money of me one way or another (hidden), tracking me, etc. etc.

Off topic, but I recommend an adblocker since much of the Web is doing
that. However...

> Hmmm ... so how long will it take Microsoft to come in and buy Discourse 
> just like they did with Github? And what is the relationship (if any) 
> between Bloomberg's Discourse Analytics (www.discourseanalytics.com) and 
> Discourse.org? They both have similar logos. Just wondering.

we use our own Discourse hosting; it isn't on discourse.org, so
Microsoft buying it wouldn't affect our deployment (directly).


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