Gentoo Archives: gentoo-proctors

From: Ranjit Singh <ranjit@×××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-proctors@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-proctors] [RFC] Staff (support) projects and IRC channels
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 03:26:37
In Reply to: [gentoo-proctors] [RFC] Staff (support) projects and IRC channels by Ferris McCormick
On Thursday 21 June 2007 15:29, Ferris McCormick wrote:
> I just happen to think it is a reasonable to require that if a developer > wishes to be a member of a support group, then that developer should > care enough about that group to show up on the group's IRC channel. >
Agreed; auto-join isn't difficult, and this is only for such times as the individual is logged on to IRC in any case. If they can't be bothered to add the channel, why should the project take them seriously? It leaves the membership of such a group open to abuse if someone can randomly decide they are a member again, and then drift off when any real work needs to be done. It's unfair on the rest of the group, and facilitates politicking rather than development. (I appreciate that people use irssi over screen. I really don't see how it's relevant though; set it up so the support group channel is always /joined and forget about it. If you have too many windows, close one of the other ones.. ;) -- gentoo-proctors@g.o mailing list