Hello. Last week I have created a mattermost instance (hosted on cloud.mattermost.com) using the free version for my classmates to chat on due to some issues we had with Google hangouts. While I am happy with the setup and got it working (the fact that I could set up login with our school Google accounts was great), I do have a few questions?
- I noticed that it is free for up 2 10 users. What defines a user in this context? Does it include bot accounts?
- Since I am using this for school, but not necessarily for a class, not for a whole school, would I still qualify for an academic mattermost license?
- Are there anything I should be aware of with using mattermost for this usecase?
I do want to mention that this is for a fairly small class (around 15 students).
- There are some plugins (such as the mattermost welcome bot) that I would like to use with my mattermost instance. Would I have to self host them, or is there a way I can add them to my hosted instance?
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Edited December 7, 2020