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

Le Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 12:15:30AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava écrivait:
>         I am not sure why we need this policy in Debian. After all,
>  the IRC channel in question are not run on Debian resources.  The
>  owners of the channel may allow volunteers who happen to also be
>  Debian developers be in charge of the channel, but, Debian is not in
>  charge. 

The fact is that Debian is not in charge of it. But it's a common
gathering place for many Debian developers ... common enough to be
mentionned in the presentation mail you get from elmo once you're
a new debian developer.

As such, I think that this channel is "official" enough to be
a representative part of Debian. And when a contributor get kicked from
#debian-devel, he does certainly feel like being rejected by the
developer community (and probably won't get back soon to helping

>  By all means go and talk to openprojects people and have them
>  put forth a policy governing the channels on their network.

They already have guidelines ... strictly speaking they have not been
always followed in #debian-devel. But they are only guidelines ...

> 	BTW, if there is an openprojects channel op that is
>  mistreating people on the channel, please ask the openprojects IRC
>  ops to correct the issue.

They OPN people certainly don't have to decide what's good for each
channel. It's up to us to resolve the problem. We tried on -private,
nothing came out. Now I've launched a general resolution so that we can
take a final decision and stop loosing time with such stupid issues.

And if you read my answer to Anthony in this thread, you'll see that
another simple solution is possible... 

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