Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Uno Engborg wrote:Rahul Sundaram wrote:Nicu Buculei wrote:I dont consider it a step back. In both cases the concepts was drawn and worked up a team and Diana Fong did the final work. The difference here might that Mola talked over IRC while John Baer didnt. That's just different working styles and prefered modes of interaction.OK, so using unarchived and closed channels is preferred.We dont have artificially invent issues. It is a completely public channel. Archives are available if you want them.Actually, this is a little more than artificially invented issue. The problem with IRC is that conversations take place in real time. This is a problem for projects that may have particepants in different parts of the world with different time zones.Sure but that is a completely different issue which in no way makes the channel closed. It is not hard to setup bots which automatically archives all the conversations in the channel. I suspect there might already be public services which do just that.
Archives makes the channel open to see, but in a community project it must also be open to participate even if you happen to be in another time zone.
I doubt very much that people using IRC will start their work day by scanning the backlog of IRC messages that have taken place during the night, answers them and then wait to the next day for their answer.