Better irc policies?

Máirín Duffy duffy at
Wed Oct 14 18:40:26 UTC 2015

On 10/14/2015 02:19 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> The only thing that concerns me is that at that point we'd have the new
> thing, IRC, Ask, *and* the mailing lists, soon with Hyperkitty which in
> some senses overlaps with all the others.
> All of these are good things but would we have a coherent story about
> why we had all of them, and would it just make it a nightmare to find
> the right information / person?

So the intention with hubs is that it would have a web based chat 
interface that would use IRC. So if you prefer your old IRC client, keep 
using it; if you're a newbie and not familiar with IRC and want to 
communicate with Fedora folks, use Hubs chat (which is actually just the 
same IRC channels under the covers.)

Same thing with mailing lists / hyperkitty. If you prefer mailing lists, 
fine, stick with mutt or pine or $CLIENT_OF_CHOICE. If you're not into 
mailing lists you can read the messages and engage in convo directly in 
the hubs interface (we'll probably embed pieces of hyperkitty to do this)

We haven't thought too much about ask integration with hubs yet bc there 
was a GSoC project this summer to redesign the UI, but at some point we 
could integrate that too.

So the idea behind hubs is to enable folks who don't want to use the raw 
services but still want to participate in Fedora to do so.

Does that make more sense / seem more coherent?


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