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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: IRC Channel?
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 01:06:27 GMT
Craig L Russell wrote:
> Has anyone ever considered making IRC chats available (on some basis) as
> an Apache archive? Seems that Apache (myself included) doesn't like IRC
> so much because it is not available to those of us who because of time
> zone or other reasons can't attend.

No - mostly because IRC CANNOT BE USED to make project decisions.

It's lovely for beating down a problem, kicking around ideas, but those
ideas MUST COME BACK TO dev@.  Decisions themselves must be made on dev@.

It's the responsibility of the project participants to grab any useful
log thread, forward it on to the dev@ list to get people thinking and

Automatically capturing IRC logs undermines this responsibility and harms
the project (for exactly the reasons you point out above).

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