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From "Cliff Schmidt" <cliffschm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc] IRC guidelines (was Re: Extensible Ajax Platform (XAP) Project Update)
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 20:02:08 GMT
On 7/11/06, Matthias Wessendorf <matzew@apache.org> wrote:
> > below) and other recent threads, here's what I would propose also be
> > doc'd:
> >
> > "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."
>
> that sounds good. it makes clear that IRC *can* be used for Q/A. and
> it should be
> made public. For instance for a Q&A "session" the content could/should
> end-up in a FAQ or the FAQ should/could be enhanced.
>
> also no dev/arch decissions is mentioned.

Just to be clear, this proposed piece of text was meant to supplement
what we have now that categorically excludes off-list decision making.

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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> --
> Matthias Wessendorf
>
> futher stuff:
> blog: http://jroller.com/page/mwessendorf
> mail: mwessendorf-at-gmail-dot-com
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