Mozilla drops IRC and looks for a new messaging platform

As mentioned at the offsite, Mozilla recently dropped IRC and is looking for a replacement to improve teams communications.

They announced the following shortlist a week ago

  • Mattermost
  • Matrix/RIOT
  • Rocket.Chat
  • Slack

They disqualified:

  • Zulip, Gitter, Spectrum due to Identity&Access Management issues
  • Discord due to privacy concerns and interop issues
  • Telegram due to not being good for work
  • IRCv3 due to not being there

Interestingly they didn’t consider Twist.