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Re: GR proposal: code of conduct

On 2014-02-24, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> That would be nice, the IRC channels are currently a big back-channel
> that hides a bunch of useful information from the wider public.

Much of irc are semiprivate chatter and socializing and not really
something that should be available to the wider public.

It is true that occasionally there is some useful information that the
rest of the world could gain some technical knowledge from. It is also
true that there is some information around that gives the world more
knowledge about interactions between developers. But the latter part
isn't actually meant for big public consumptions.

In the socializing part could be people showing a picture of their kid
to their debian friends.

In the technical bit, there could be 'how to recover from broken

In the last bit could be developers discussing wether or not to act when
project members seems to have lost it.

Given all of it happens in the 'same mess' and can't easily be
separated, and two thirds of it shouldn't really be published, I think
that public logging is a bad idea.


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