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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Use of IRC
Date Fri, 02 Jul 2004 13:44:56 GMT
On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 00:07, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > some discussions on IRC that we wanted to post to the
> > list since the darn logger is not working :(.
> IRC is fine for bonding, getting some help in real-time, maybe bouncing some
> ideas, but the latter really require the effort be spent to involve the
> mailing list.  Yes, you have taken the time to do so.  I'm objecting to the
> fact that the logger is not working providing the reason for why.  It
> doesn't matter if the logger is working or not.  Discussions on IRC that in
> any way effect the direction of the project should be *at least* summarized
> in e-mail, where everyone can participate on whatever schedule is available
> to them.  And even the e-mail to which I was replying left out background
> material.

This is completely the same feel I have for this matter.  It's very
important to keep as much activity on the list as possible.  

> You can't build a community holding backchannel discussion on IRC.  People
> need to be able to see what is happening, learn from it, and involve
> themselves via the mailing list.



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