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Spectrum is joining GitHub!

November 30, 2018 at 5:02pm

Spectrum is joining GitHub!

November 30, 2018 at 5:02pm
Back in February 2017, Brian, Max, and I started working on a side project with the goal of building a space for our own communities. After releasing an early prototype, people told us they also wanted to use it for their communities, so we decided to go all-in and build an open, inclusive home for developer and designer communities. Since officially launching the platform late last year, Spectrum has become home to almost 5,000 communities!

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Spectrum is joining GitHub!

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GitHub has always been committed to making developers’ lives easier and fostering a strong community across the globe. All three of us are joining GitHub to continue to work towards those same goals, building the best community platform just as we always have. Now we’ll get to work with the talented folks at GitHub to make something greater than we could on our own.

What does this mean for you and your communities?

1. We’re 100% committed to having the best space for you and your community anywhere on the internet.
2. Every feature of Spectrum is now free. Every community will have access to our full suite of features - including unlimited moderators, private communities and channels, and community analytics.
3. Expect deeper integration with GitHub!
We love you all for taking a chance on Spectrum. We couldn’t be the best platform for communities without having the best communities, so we’re incredibly grateful that you’ve trusted us to take good care of you. We also want to thank everyone who invested in this vision through open source contributions, Pro memberships, and our angel investors. We wouldn’t be where we are now without your support!
Thanks for everything,
Brian Lovin, Max Stoiber, and Bryn Jackson

FAQ

What is happening to my community?

It’s now completely free and we’ll continue to support the best space for you and your community anywhere on the internet.

Can new members still sign up?

Of course!

Will Spectrum stay open source?

Yes! Spectrum will stay open source, and we’ll continue collaborating with the open source community to serve you the best way we can.

Who should I contact for support?

Email us for direct support (support@spectrum.chat), post feature requests to our support community and file bug reports on github.com/withspectrum.
Should you have any further questions or thoughts, come hang out with us in the support community: https://spectrum.chat/spectrum

I’m a Pro user. What’s happening to my paid membership?

We’ve turned off payments for pro memberships and converted all “PRO” badges to "Supporter" and “β” badges to indicate our earliest supporters while we were still in beta. All additional benefits of the Pro membership are now available to everyone, but we wanted to make sure Pro users got something unique for showing their support.

Will there be any changes to Spectrum’s privacy policy?

Yes, but not yet. We've opened a pull request to add some of GitHub’s policies to Spectrum’s Privacy Policy, and those updates will be merged in next week. If for any reason you don’t agree with the changes, you will have time to delete your account before the changes go into effect on December 7.
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November 30, 2018 at 8:41pm
Amazing 🙌🙌🙌
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amazing!!
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YUP THIS IS DOPE
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Congratulations! 🎉
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Congratulations guys!
Out of curiosity -- care to share any thoughts on why you guys decided to sell now ?
who wouldnt want to work at GitHub??? 😛
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Congratulations! 🎉🎊
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agreed
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who wouldnt want to work at GitHub??? 😛
Because GitLab is better ;) ?
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All kidding aside. I'm excited...but nervous a bit about this transition. And what it means for any communities we build here. We were planning on going 100% all in with Spectrum for our next Podcast season. Will Spectrum be around long-term?
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I have a plethora of questions. I admit to being a bit sad to see another great product get gobbled up by a big company. BUT I'm super happy for all of you. I wish all of you the best on this next part of your journey.
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That went fast! I guess we're all super excited about this. I personally really wonder if they will find a way of connecting communities, or if Spectrum will still remain clearly separated from Github.. Congratulations anyway, that's a meaningful step :)
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Congrats man, that's huge! 💪
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NICE!
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WOAH thats pretty sweet! Congrats to you all!!
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Congrats and team!! I remember us debating react-boilerplate app structure in the early days, looks like you settled on one that worked out well 😜
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Congrats man, that's awesome! 💪
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Congrats team Spectrum! 🎉
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Congratulations Spectrum team 🎊
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Awesomeeee!!
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koliyu
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Awsome congrats!!
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— thank you Boss is that time will be much fun for your next door
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🙌✨🌈 Count the day for ya all ✨
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This is sick! Nice job guys! This news literally made me jump out of bed.
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