[dns-operations] New OARC Chat Platform

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Tue Aug 25 15:12:07 UTC 2020

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 10:44 AM Ondřej Surý <ondrej at sury.org> wrote:
> > On 25. 8. 2020, at 15:52, Barry Raveendran Greene <bgreene at senki.org> wrote:
> >
> > Can we see the security risk assessment that OARC has done with Slack? That would be contrasted with the parallel risk assessment for MatterMost.
> This would neither be a time well spent by the OARC team that has
> a limited resources that would be better spent on actually working
> on the primary OARC missing.
> I don’t see a strong need to linger on the topic any further,
> the decision was made by the OARC team and sanctioned by the OARC board.
> What useful purpose does this have?  We have never questioned the choice
> of tools by the OARC team, so we should not start doing so now.

We've often discussed if the tools are useful / doing what we want. My
concern with this is that it requires yet another app installed for
people to communicate; by doing this OARC is taking a solution which a
number of people were using (Jabber), and said "Nope, you have to go
install yet another application" - unlike other OARC tools this isn't
"use your existing tools like dig and a browsers", it's "go and
install yet another app". Also, some organizations lock down what apps
can run on their corporate machines....

I've already got (at least):
1: Adium for Jabber (IETF, OARC, and a number of other services)
2: Slack (12+ workspaces)
3: Telegram
4: Wire
5: Textual (IRC)
6: WhatsApp
7: iMessage
8: Skype


> This
> is a rathole that nobody really wants to go in.

Ah, excellent. Just like with the above decision, thank you for
telling me what I want...

Message received,

> Ondrej
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
of pants.

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