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From David Blevins <david.blev...@visi.com>
Subject Re: [doc] IRC guidelines (was Re: Extensible Ajax Platform (XAP) Project Update)
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2006 00:54:48 GMT
On Jul 11, 2006, at 12:46 PM, Cliff Schmidt wrote:

> "IRC can be used by a podling to bring new people up to speed (e.g.
> Q&A between available committers and interested users/contributors),
> although such sessions should be archived and made available to those
> not able to attend.  However, using IRC as a means to conduct
> development/architecture discussions is discouraged.  Even with the
> best intentions, experience has shown that it is difficult to maintain
> such discussions without implicit decisions being made in the
> process."

Personally, I'd cut out the part at the beginning which says what IRC  
can be used for and just start right out with "Using IRC as a means  
to...."

Once you start listing what is allowed, it by default disallows  
anything not listed.  Unless that was the intent.

-David


> Thoughts?
>
> Cliff
>
> On 7/11/06, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org> wrote:
>> Jean-
>>
>>
>> > Given this paragraph in the committers guide [1]:
>> >
>> > > 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.'
>> >
>> > Would adding this sentence to the end help?
>> >
>> >    Decisions only get made on Apache mail lists -- not anywhere
>> >    off list, such as IRC, IM, or private emails.
>>
>>
>> yes! I like it! I'd like to provide a patch, or go ahead if you have
>> "write" rights.
>>
>> -Matthias
>>
>> > > btw. 404 for:
>> > > http://incubator.apache.org/howtoparticipate.html
>> >
>> > oof! some post-docathon moldly links need to be cleaned up.  
>> thanks for
>> > pointing it out.
>> >
>> >  -jean
>> >
>> > [1] http://incubator.apache.org/guides/committer.html
>> >
>> >  
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>>
>> --
>> Matthias Wessendorf
>>
>> futher stuff:
>> blog: http://jroller.com/page/mwessendorf
>> mail: mwessendorf-at-gmail-dot-com
>>
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