IRC in the MeeGo project
We use IRC for a variety of real-time conversations:
- Chatting with other contributors
- Review our Community communication document: please review before you start participating for the first time.
- Pick the right channel: if you aren't sure, you should start in our main #meego channel.
- Keep it clean: many of us participate from work, so keep the language clean.
- Don't be a jerk: treat people with respect and consideration.
- Be helpful: be patient with new people and be willing to jump in to answer questions.
- Stay calm: the written word is always subject to interpretation, so give people the benefit of the doubt and try not to let emotions get out of control.
- More information: this IRC primer for new users and the general IRC guidelines from freenode are also useful resources.
IRC Meeting Guidelines
- Use #meego-meeting: meetings should occur in #meego-meeting
- Keep minutes / logs: use the MeeGo Meetbot to create minutes and logs.
- MeeGo-Meeting IRC Schedule: Add your meeting to the schedule to make sure that people can find your meeting.
- Announce the meeting: Post to relevant mailing list or forum and in #meego and other required channels prior to starting.
- Use good meeting practices: Prepare in advance, use short sentences and give plenty of time for responses.
- Follow-up: Post your minutes to your meeting wiki page (example) and reply to the announcement with a link to your minutes.
- Smile: Keep it fun! :)
New MeeGo Channels
- Check existing channels first: Make sure that you really need a new channel and aren't overlapping with other channels.
- Contact Dawn Foster: It would be really nice if you consulted with Dawn before creating a new channel.
- Set founder flags: Give founder access to the following IRC nicks: DawnFoster and Stskeeps.
- List your channel: Add your channel to the Community communication document.