[Dev] IRC usage "best practices"

Ben Laurie ben at algroup.co.uk
Thu Jan 5 12:35:36 PST 2006

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> As our use of IRC and number of IRC channels increases, it's not
> reasonable (perhaps it never was) to expect people to read IRC live or
> in logs, as the only way to be informed of important discussions or
> tentative decisions.  I propose that as a "best practice" on IRC we
> attempt to summarize such discussions on an archived/open mailing list.
>  I think this is a pretty typical approach.  I briefly documented this
> "best practice" proposal on
> <http://wiki.osafoundation.org/bin/view/Projects/HowToJoinOsafChats>
> (2nd paragraph) as a reminder for participants.

FWIW, the way both Apache and the IETF do it is that you can discuss
wherever you like but decisions can only be made on the mailing list(s).

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