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Update the research documentation on open source team communication tools in Meta
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Description

In the last year’s Google Code-in, students researched on open source team communication and collaboration tools, documented them and added a conclusion in which they made a recommendation for a tool that Wikimedia could use for its various outreach activities, events, and team communication. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_on_open_source_team_communication_tools

Since last year, tools listed in the documentation have received new updates and features. There are also a few tools like Gitter (that was previously not open source but has recently become), Discourse and others that are missing from the page. This task is about updating the documentation for existing tools, add documentation for new tools, and modify the conclusion section.

Steps to proceed:

  • Choose one tool from the research or a new tool that you would like to research on.
  • Add the tool name, your name and task status to the table in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T179989 (see the Phabricator help)
  • Do your research on the tool
  • Based on your findings, add or modify documentation on new or existing tools on the research
  • Update the table below, change the task status, and add what new changes you made

Tool documentation added / modified:

Tool nameYour nameTask status (claimed, in progress, completed)What changes did you make?
name_of_the_toolyour_name----

See also:
T154002: Identify, research, and document open-source team communication & collaboration tools
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FLOSS-Exchange
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Open_Source_Toolset#Chat

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptNov 7 2017, 9:50 PM
srishakatux triaged this task as Normal priority.Nov 7 2017, 9:50 PM

@srishakatux: Could you clarify the requirements? Is a single student supposed to somehow retest (install?) all 5 tools listed on that wiki page plus the two that you mentioned? As I doubt that's doable in just a few hours.

srishakatux updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 9 2017, 12:39 AM

@Aklapper I've added some more information to the task description now based on your comment.

I'm willing to mentor this task for Google-Code-in-2017

jayvdb added a comment.Nov 9 2017, 4:49 AM

I am also willing to mentor this task for Google-Code-in-2017

Aklapper updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 20 2017, 1:44 PM
Aklapper updated the task description. (Show Details)

@Aklapper Yes, this could be a Google-Code-in-2018 task. The task description explains what could be improved further and it was re-written for last year's GCI. From what I remember, we didn't get any students for this task, so, this is still valid for this year!

so, this is still valid for this year!

@srishakatux: All tools on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_on_open_source_team_communication_tools are already covered (if they are not, what is missing?). I do not see what's still valid here. Could you elaborate?

@Aklapper From the task description:

Since last year, tools listed in the documentation have received new updates and features. There are also a few tools like Gitter (that was previously not open source but has recently become), Discourse and others that are missing from the page. This task is about updating the documentation for existing tools, add documentation for new tools, and modify the conclusion section.

Hmm. Thanks!

Quiddity updated the task description. (Show Details)Aug 22 2019, 9:58 AM