IRC logging of #openjdk

Onno Kluyt Onno.Kluyt at Sun.COM
Fri Aug 1 13:08:09 UTC 2008

Hello Brian,
yes the responses were a little surprising to me as well. When I first  
read your proposal my reaction was "sure, why not". Then reading the  
responses from Mark, the Andrews and others on how we use the channel  
and the nature of communication there I started to think the  
spontaneity and free-form flow of the conversations are very valuable  
and it would be a pity if we lost that.


On Jul 31, 2008, at 2:31 PM, Brian Matzon wrote:

> Mark Reinhold wrote:
>> I tend to agree with what Andrew, Mark, Mario, and Andrew have said.
>> Logging an IRC channel turns it into a more formal, less spontaneous
>> forum, and #openjdk has so far been pleasantly informal.
> I must admit that I am a fair bit flabbergasted by the response so  
> far. It is the first time I have met such a "resistance" against  
> this service.
> From the collective 45+ years of logs I have from different  
> channels, there has never been any change of behavior because  
> logging has been "enabled".
> However, it is not my choice on how to proceed - so I will of course  
> respect the opinions that have been voiced so far.
> Unless a gash of positive replies are inbound, I will assume that  
> the service is unwelcome and I will part the bot, and continue to  
> refrain from publishing the logs.
> Cheers
> /matzon

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