Better irc policies?

Adam Williamson adamwill at
Thu Oct 15 06:33:34 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2015-10-14 at 14:40 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> 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?

Oh, I wasn't criticizing the *current* plan, I was wondering whether if
we stuck another thing on top of the pile it might be going too far...
Adam Williamson
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