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Re: Proposed General Resolution : IRC as a Debian communication channel

On Sun, 4 Nov 2001, Anthony Towns wrote:

> For example, if we've specifically ratified #debian-private on
> openprojects for discussion of issues from -private, what does that say
> about discussing -private issues over the phone with another developer? It
> could be tapped, after all. Or how about over a coffee or a beer at a
> local watering hole? Someone might overhear... If we formally ratify IRC
> channels restricted to Debian developers as legitimate places to discuss
> things that are meant to be private to Debian developers, won't that
> simply serve as precedent that if anyone wants to talk about -private
> issues in any of the above locations, or any other, then they need to
> have a formal vote to ensure they're allowed to?

Additionally, email communications are not encrypted by default, so who knows
what has been recorded.

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