steemit.chat - Open Source SLACK alternative
We're proud to announce the new official STEEMIT chat. This time, we deployed our own free open source software (called rocket.chat) on servers that are owned by steemit.com.
The new chat can be reached at steemit.chat!
Back after the Hack
Most of you have noticed that our SLACK invite page for SLACK registrations were no longer displayed after the hack as the hacker was able to compromise steem.slack.com, with no possibility to regain control again. This, among other reasons, has made us consider switching services.
Advantages over SLACK
- Rocket.Chat is OPEN SOURCE (FOSS) Software
- It merely costs a server ant not $3 per user a month for full history support
- History and logs are not limited to 10.000 messages to be able to search later on
- Better archive and search possiblities
- STEEM brand - corporated branding
As rocket.chat is open source, we have decided to donate/contribute all rewards recieved for this post to the rocket.chat team for being able to fund further developments.
Potentials go from a direct STEEM suited plugin to rocket.chat hosted STEEM authentication via Oauth.
We will get in contact with them in the next days and discuss a strategic partnership.
Thank you @riverhead for acting as a wizard behind the scene, setting up a secure server enviroment, backup environment, and bringing rocket.chat engine and SSL online at steemit.chat. I'm contributing the domain steemit.chat to this project and will continue to polish the visual look and feel over time.