@jrt from the perspective of convenience there is at least one advantage over matrix and mattermost: you don't have to do all the sysadmin stuff you'd otherwise have to do to achieve a stable and usable platform. Discord provides a platform that just works™ — mattermost and matrix don't.
@aaron there is hosting as a service. And if you really don't want to deal with anything related there are non gaming focused older alternative's like slack. Maybe it's just me who does not like to switch from IRC and mailing lists
@jrt I'm not arguing that it's good to move to pseudo-public platforms when there are better alternatives, especially when you're doing FLOSS. But sadly, neither mailing lists nor IRC are convenient alternatives. And how does SaaS differ from discord?
@aaron I didn't thought that you're in favor of that. I just want to understand why people's at foss project's think it's a good idea.
SaaS: in a lot of cases it's still your instance. The provider is just a hoster and updates your instance for you. There are a lot of these hosters that do not collect data, as it's not part of their business model.
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