Defining the core channels

idleone oneidle at
Tue Mar 16 15:29:08 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 17:19 +0200, Jussi Schultink wrote:
> Hi All,
> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Juha Siltala <juha at>
> wrote:
>         On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 10:30 -0400, idleone wrote: 
>         > A core channel to me would be any channel that has a clear and definite
>         > goal. Team channels such as #ubuntu-women-project or #ubuntu-learning
>         > would be good examples. #ubuntu is also, in my mind at least, a core
>         > channel. As for -offtopic* channels I don't think they can be considered
>         > "core" channels as they tend to be more about relaxing and socialising
>         > although still very important to the community because they do give us a
>         > chance to get to know each other.
>         Please have a look at
> , which (hopefully)
>         lists all our channels. Your suggestion would make all of them
>         "core channels", save the few explicitly offtopic channels.
>         I'm afraid we would have a hard time managing the resulting
>         workload. :-)
>         Also note that being "core" is not connected to being
>         "important", as stated in my original message.
>         I think, and I may be wrong, that we do have an idea of what
>         the core channels should be (and that they pretty much are
>         already listed in the Scope wiki page). We're not looking to
>         change this vague idea but define it. New channels may,
>         however, be required at some point in the future (of which we
>         know little about!) and a clear definition would be useful at
>         that point.
The channels I used were meant as examples. I am certain there are many
good candidates for "core channel". As for a definition I think that I
sort of touched on it a little bit.

 "any channel that has a clear and definite goal" related to Ubuntu and
it's official derivatives.

P.S. all core channels should be publicly logged channels also.

> As I remember it, the previous IRC Council's thought about core
> channels was the direct support channels and their corresponding
> -offtopics and -devels for ubuntu, its Officially supported
> derivatives and recognized derivatives, as shown on this
> page: . There
> was a provision to add also other busy channels within the #ubuntu-*
> namespace, as the IRCC saw fit. 
> I'm not saying this must be the way its done, but I think that it
> provides a good basic framework. 
> Cheers
> Jussi.
>         Cheers,
>         Juha
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