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Re: Just a single Question for the Candidates

On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 05:43:09PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 05:37:19PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > On 2004-03-05 17:05:05 +0000 Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> 
> > wrote:
> > >>Last I heard, freenode does not respect any project decisions: the
> > >>channel management ends up with freenode staff quite easily.
> > >
> > >Marginally accurate but very misleading. A project does not implicitly
> > >"own" any channels which are named after it.
> > 
> > I did not say "own" deliberately. I think this is a matter of respect. 
> > freenode has gone against the express wishes of other projects.
> Debian does that all the time, when the wishes are
> unreasonable. Consider the wget manpage. Freenode is much the same.

The wget maintainer would be quite entitled to stop endorsing Debian as
a result; likewise, Debian is quite entitled to stop pointing
irc.debian.org at Freenode.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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