[ros-users] [Discourse.ros.org] [General] An instantaneous chat platform for the ROS community

William Woodall via Discourse.ros.org ros.discourse at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 06:26:08 UTC 2019

It has a proprietary protocol and client, though they do use some open source libraries to produce it according to their website (https://discordapp.com/open-source).

The only other thing I can think of is that they have a sizable investment from TenCent which is a China based company that has taken a lot of flak for being involved in censorship within China, see recent uproar about it w.r.t. investment in reddit.com: https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/12/tencent-reddit-nononono/

On the other hand, many companies have investment from them and they do not have a controlling investment in discord either, and there is no censorship for discord as far as I know, but is presumably possible.

Those are the only reasons I can think of not to use discord.

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