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From Michael Fitzner <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] IRC Channel for Etch
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2011 22:44:14 GMT
I completely agree to your points. Discussions and technical decisions
should be done at the mailing lists and	JIRA. To my opinion, IRC could
only be another way to get in touch with the	community.

Regarding IRC contact/group infos, I try to find it out via the	IRC wicket

Thanks for feedback

2011/2/7 Martijn Dashorst <>:
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Michael Fitzner
> <> wrote:
>> I would like to create an IRC channel for Apache Etch at freenode. For
>> doing this we need to register a group at freenode (see
>> to get a primary
>> channel like #etch.
>> Is anybody familiar with this and know what kind of infos have to be provided?
>> @Martijn I have seen a IRC channel for WICKET
>> irc://; do you know what we should fill
>> out for register to freenode?
> I don't know the proper channels... I didn't create/ask for the wicket
> channel. I do think that freenode has some documentation to get a
> channel. You can ask in ##wicket how they did it.
> While it is perfectly fine to have a IRC channel for support, getting
> users to join etc, make sure all developer community decisions are
> made on the dev list. No decisions should be made outside the dev list
> (or JIRA). This includes of course talking at the water cooler, coffee
> maker. If you discuss something material to your project outside the
> dev@ channel, please take it back to the list to ensure that others
> can join the discussion.
> This also ensures the project looks alive (messages being archived is
> a very good indicator of a healthy project), and allows others to join
> the discussion—opening the possibility of gaining other committers.
> The reasons why there's a tendency to disfavor IRC channels is that
> they are rather an exclusive communication channel: you need to be
> online to be able to discuss, typically the channels are not logged
> and not everybody is able to join IRC from work (and might not be able
> to work in spare time). Often geographical distribution is also a
> problem due to the different timezones.
> Martijn
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