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From Brian McCallister <>
Subject Re: [doc] IRC guidelines (was Re: Extensible Ajax Platform (XAP) Project Update)
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2006 00:51:01 GMT

On Jul 11, 2006, at 12:46 PM, Cliff Schmidt wrote:

> "IRC can be used by a podling to bring new people up to speed (e.g.
> Q&A between available committers and interested users/contributors),
> although such sessions should be archived and made available to those
> not able to attend.  However, using IRC as a means to conduct
> development/architecture discussions is discouraged.  Even with the
> best intentions, experience has shown that it is difficult to maintain
> such discussions without implicit decisions being made in the
> process."

Just to call a spade a spade...

Perhaps things like members' and board meetings should also avoid IRC  
if a blanket statement that making decisions, even implicit ones, in  
IRC is bad?


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