livMatS offers this instance of Zulip as an option for distributed communication among affiliates.
Zulip usage policy
In the following “group” may refer to
- Actual research groups
- Role groups, e.g. “livMatS PhD students”, “livMatS area C members”, …
As the livMatS community, we adhere to the following usage principles.
Anyone who is affiliated with the university must log in via their RZ credentials. That automatically ties the official university email and the full name to the account (e.g. Johannes Hoermann - firstname.lastname@example.org) and makes user management very easy to. We avoid creation of custom accounts where possible.
We don't create public streams. Fresh logins will not see anything.
Each group may create as many private streams as they like at whatever granularity they like.
Each group has at least one user, maybe two or three, not more, who are member of the core team stream. That means they are able to get bot notifications about anyone who logs in for the first time. They are responsible for assigning new logins from their group to the respective channels in a timely fashion.
We may remove anyone who is not assigned to any stream from the platform.
We do not upload files larger than 30MB.
We use categorical prefixes when naming streams wherever applicable, e.g.
- BSc: Johannes Hörmann
- MSc: Gregg Dubow
- Doc: Mia Musterfrau
- Code: Topobank
- Conference: livMatS retreat 2023
- Infrastructure: livMatS VMs
- Teaching: Micromechanics
- Workshop: RDM