GitHub acquires Spectrum, a community-centric conversational platform

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Last week, Bryn Jackson, CEO of Spectrum, a real-time community-centered conversational platform, announced that the project is now acquired by GitHub.

Bryn, along with Brian Lovin, and Max Stoiber founded the Spectrum community platform in February 2017. This community is a place to ask questions, request features, report bugs, and also chat with the Spectrum team for queries.

In a blogpost Bryn wrote, “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!”

What will Spectrum bring to GitHub communities?

By joining GitHub, Spectrum aims to align to GitHub’s goals of making developer lives easier and of fostering a strong community across the globe.

For communities across GitHub, Spectrum will provide:

  • A space for different communities across the internet.
  • Free access to its full suite of features – including unlimited moderators, private communities and channels, and community analytics.
  • A deeper integration with GitHub

Spectrum has also opened a pull request to add some of GitHub’s policies to Spectrum’s Privacy Policy, which will be merged this week.

Though many users have not heard about Spectrum, they are positively reacting towards its acquisition by GitHub. Many users have also compared it with other platforms such as Slack, Discord, and Gitter.

To know more about this news, read Bryn Jackson’s blog post.

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