Sounds like a great idea, Sean!
Based on my interpretation of the big bad RULES
) and my understanding of
what you are to do:
1. It is definitely related to the Wikimedia Foundation (obviously).
2. Laws... well, I think we can trust you not to break any (and I
can trust you to identify and find applicable laws). :)
3. "other requests to other sites without permission from the
operator of that site," You've already stated that you will handle
communication with the Freenode Staff (as you do any many occasions almost
4. You obviously already subscribe. :)
5. I don't think you are installing a web application...
The other items are either non-applicable, or already taken care of. It
looks like this would be fine (but that is just my opinion!).
Quick question, though: will this be similar, identical to, or completely
different from Walter's Wikizine one?
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Sean Whitton
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 12:53 PM
Subject: [Toolserver-l] An IRC gateway
I don't know if this has been discussed before, but would we consider
running a CGI:IRC gateway on the toolserver? I'm not sure how it fits
with the rules so I thought I'd ask. There is already a java client
somewhere but this runs off the user's PC, so is of course allowed.
The advantage of CGI:IRC is that it will run on almost any machine,
without any security warnings etc. that java is good at throwing up. I
think that a lot of users would find it a very useful to get onto IRC
which is something to generally be encouraged. We can easily restrict
it down to just Wikimedia channels.
Walter of Wikizine currently runs http://chat.wikizine.org/
thought it would make sense to have it on the toolserver, which would
help him in terms of resources.
Thoughts from users and admins?
(dibs on doing this if we say yes, since I've done one of these before
and it was my idea :D)
(also, we'd need to get authorisation from freenode staff, but I can
-Sean Whitton (seanw)
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