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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Derby communications channel policy
Date Sat, 04 Mar 2006 00:25:32 GMT
Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
>>Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> ... 
> Does the revision below succinctly capture what needs to be conveyed?
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Communication Channels
> ======================
> The primary mechanism for Derby communication is the mailing lists.
> Anyone can participate, no matter what their time zone. The ASF
> maintains a reliable searchable archive of past discussions. Oversight
> is enabled. Many eyes ensures that the project evolves in a consistent
> direction.
> 
> The main channel for development is the "derby-dev" mailing list.
> 
> The main channel for user support is the "derby-user" mailing list. As
> is usual with mailing lists, be prepared to wait for an answer.
> 
> The Derby community also maintains an IRC channel on the freenode IRC
> network. You are welcome to stop by:
> 
>  /server irc.freenode.org
>  /join #derby
> 
> However, keep in mind that all decisions occur on the Derby mail lists
> and not on IRC. Please summarize any off-list knowledge gained and post
> it for the benefit of all. For example, if a user asks a question and
> gets a response, post that exchange to derby-user. If developers work
> out a strategy for solving a problem, post a summary to derby-dev,
> including alternatives that were considered but ultimately dismissed and
> why. If developers figure out how something works, post a summary of the
> finding to derby-dev.
> 
> In all cases, additional eyes can catch any errors, point out any
> subtleties, and fill in additional information. The more discussions are
> on-list, the more the rest of the community will benefit from the
> understanding that is developed.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------

I went ahead and added this as a new subsection to
http://db.apache.org/derby/derby_comm.html .

 -jean


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