[General] Proposal to move IRC channels to Freenode
bear at code-bear.com
Mon Jan 30 12:16:31 PST 2006
note: I renamed the subject to reflect that this is a different
proposal than the original one about IRC office hours.
Ted has proposed that we move our IRC services from our current server,
hosted and managed by OSAF, to Freenode - below are some points about
the move from my perspective as the IRC admin dude :)
* There are no purely technical reason we run our own IRC server as
we don't run anything custom and have no fancy bots or other services.
* The two bots, egg and soup, can reside on any IRC server so they
are not a concern
* We have only one channel that is restricted access and on Freenode
we can do the same
On Freenode we can register as a group and then list members of the
group so people's hostnames will appear as *.osaf or *.osafoundation or
something similiar. Registering also allows us to "own" channels,
designate operators to manage the channels and have formal point of
contacts between Freenode and our IT staff
Using Freenode gives us immediate access to their distributed server
setups so we can avoid the issue of IRC being offline due to a single
Moving to Freenode would involve the following steps:
1 - Registering as a group
2 - Setting up user lists
3 - Creating the Channels
4 - Moving the bots
5 - Announcing the move
6 - Taking irc.osafoundation.org offline and making the current
domain name a redirect to the Freenode dns entry
On Jan 29, 2006, at 9:06 PM, Ted Leung wrote:
> As a related topic to this, I'd like to see us move most of our IRC
> channels to freenode.net. If an open source project has an IRC
> channel, it is likely to be on freenode. Having our channels on our
> own servers puts us in kind of a ghetto, because if forces people to
> connect to yet another server. This is a bit of friction that I
> think we ought to eliminate.
> On Jan 28, 2006, at 5:57 PM, Katie Capps Parlante wrote:
>> I'd like to propose some changes to IRC office hours.
>> The original plan was to hold an "office hours" in the #chandler
>> channel once a week. We queued up a list of topics, rotating the host
>> between groups. The goal was to get osaf staff to hang out in irc and
>> talk to people who might join us on the project. Eventually we scaled
>> back to bi-weekly topics.
>> Now we hang out in irc all of the time and have several projects
>> going. Even though we're frequently in irc, it can be useful to have
>> some scheduled topics for irc sessions. I'd like to see us schedule
>> these sessions in #chandler, #cosmo, #scooby, or #osaf based on the
>> need or desire for a conversation, QA session, etc. It would work
>> something like this...
>> + We have two slots a week for planned IRC sessions, Wednesday and
>> Friday at 1pm PST. (A couple of people mentioned that these might be
>> better times than Wed at 11am PST.)
>> + Anyone can propose a topic for a slot, preferably at least a few
>> days ahead of time.
>> + The person proposing the topic is responsible for being the
>> facilitator/host of the session (or finding a facilitator).
>> + The person proposing the topic is responsible for choosing the
>> channel and broadcasting the notice.
>> + We should use an #osaf channel (logged) as a space for
>> cross-project discussions (not just scheduled sessions, but in
>> btw: Please respond to general at osafoundation.org. I wasn't sure that
>> everyone was subscribed and spammed the other lists, but it would be
>> good to move all discussions like this to general.
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