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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Extensible Ajax Platform (XAP) Project Update
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 18:32:45 GMT
Matthias Wessendorf wrote:
>> > Someone did point out that dev traffic is falling off while commit
>> > traffic is same or increasing.
>>
>> Yep -- and since asking about the Synapse perspective, I haven't seen
>> a persuasive argument that IRC has been a particularly positive thing
>> for them.  The key issue could be whether IRC is used as "a learning
>> tool to rapidly bring new people up to speed" (as Noel asked, and I
>> echoed, curiosity about) , or whether it is more for development
>> discussions (which I think is a dangerous move, particularly for a new
>> project).
> 
> I think we (or more correct; the Incubator PMC) should put it as an
> extra information to the guide lines, that IRC is *not* the "channel"
> to make dev. related decisions.

After the recent docathon
http://incubator.apache.org/guides/committer.html now has this:

> Everything -- but everything-- inside the Apache world occurs or is reflected in email.
As some people say, 'If it isn't in my email, it didn't happen.'

Any off-list communication is a potential problem, not just IRC.

 -jean


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