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

On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 11:15:41PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 04, 2001 at 02:06:59PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Or perhaps "Please respect the privacy of this mailing list." ?
> Works for me. Let's implement that. Should we start a new GR to formally
> approve this sig that we already use, and make it "official"?

Since we aren't likely to take any more action based on such a GR than
we do based on the current state of affairs, it seems to me that
expanding the paragraph in the developer's reference about -private
would be just as effective and a lot less heavyweight.

For reference, the current text says:

     <debian-private@lists.debian.org> is a special mailing list for
     private discussions amongst Debian developers.  It is meant to be used
     for posts which for whatever reason should not be published
     publically.  As such, it is a low volume list, and users are urged not
     to use <debian-private@lists.debian.org> unless it is really
     necessary.  Moreover, do _not_ forward email from that list to anyone.

Whatever consensus arises here about the use of IRC with respect to
-private, and Debian development in general, could go there too. There's
no need for steamroller-based constitutional methods.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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