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:
<email@example.com> 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for posts which for whatever reason should not be published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 <firstname.lastname@example.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 [email@example.com]