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

Le Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 09:37:23PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava écrivait:
> 	I am certain many Bay area restaurants in silicon valley may
>  also qualify.  But that does not give Debian the right to determine
>  policy for the restaurant.

Strictly speaking, it's not exactly the same. A restaurant has limited
place and is located on a physical area. A channel isn't. People all
over from the world can join.

You may think whatever you want, but a private channel where much of the
Debian day to day (administrative) work get coordinated is part of Debian
resources directly or indirectly.

A channel with more than 100 developers at any time of the day IS
representative of Debian ... now, since the channel founder IS a debian
developer and since the channel's topic is DEBIAN DEVELOPMENT, we CAN
decide of a policy since WE HAVE THE TOOLS to enforce a policy.

For a restaurant, we don't have any such tools. So please stop here with
unneeded comparisons, that make us only loose more time.

Branden said that he would respect whatever policy we come up
with (and "come up with" implies IMO either a consensus (which we'll
probably won't have) or a formal decision like a GR). I don't know the
opinion of Wichert, but I think that he would also respect such a
decision given his position in Debian.

>  displacement, despair, and rejection, and redirect them towards the
>  OPN and their representative, the channel op.

I already do that, but it's not a long term solution. We need to accept
non developers (and contributors in particular) on #debian-devel. 

That's my whole point for this general resolution.

> 	Why not? It is their server and network.

Please read their opinions, somewhere else in this thread.

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