Fw: Communication Bridges?

vern vern at riseup.net
Tue Sep 12 13:43:08 BST 2006

Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> Alot of people find it hard to connect to an IRC channel, specially 
> when using Gaim. I like to help on that field, so I made a simple app, 
> http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuLiveChatSupport 
> <http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuLiveChatSupport>
> honestly, I really couldn't figure out how to put it in ubuntu, you 
> know I'll be really happy if someone just put it in their repository, 
> even if it's unofficial and manually putting it on their sources.list.
> I think alot of people in the community want to help on ubuntu, they 
> just don't know how.
> On 9/12/06, *Peter Garrett* < peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au 
> <mailto:peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au>> wrote:
>     I am forwarding a post I made to ubuntu-devel in response to concerns
>     expressed by Matt Zimmerman. Please contribute to the wiki page any
>     answers or concerns you may have regarding this. Discussion can
>     continue
>     on sounder, if you are interested in the subject.
>     I notice that a thread has appeared on the forums:
>     http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=255516
>     to which I have replied at
>     http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1488924&postcount=29
>     <http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1488924&postcount=29>
>     Begin forwarded message:
>     Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:15:16 +1000
>     From: Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
>     <mailto:peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au>>
>     To: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
>     <mailto:ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
>     Subject: Communication Bridges?
>     On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 11:57:06 -0700
>     Matt Zimmerman < mdz at ubuntu.com <mailto:mdz at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
>     > There is an unfortunate communication gap between the forums and
>     other
>     > communication channels such as IRC and the mailing lists, and I
>     would like
>     > to find a way to address it.  Grieving over this fact doesn't
>     help, but I am
>     > always open to hearing *constructive* ideas about how to promote
>     better
>     > communication within the project.
>     I don't have an answer of my own, but I think this is an important
>     issue
>     for Ubuntu.
>     As a tentative first step I have created
>     https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BridgingUbuntu
>     As a place holder for discussion of communication, and a place to air
>     grievances and/or suggest solutions.
>     There is no bug tracker for internal community communication bugs,
>     as far
>     as I know ;-)
>     This is not directly on topic for -devel of course, but I have
>     sent it in
>     answer to Matt's post.
>     If this is seen as a good idea, I will post to -users and sounder.
>     Peter
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I know a lot of people cannot use irc because they are behind work 
proxies and lack the skills to ssh tunnel.
something like an online interface could work here...sort of like:

           : :'  :
           `. `'`
             `- What is the digital equivalent of lovely, he wondered.
                What are the digits that encode beauty, the number 
                fingers that enclose, transform,transmit, decode and
                somehow in the process, fail to trap or choke the
                soul of it.
                Not because of the technology but in spite of it,
                beauty, that ghost,that treasure, passes undiminished 
                through the new machines

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