[Foundation-l] IRC Group Contacts Chairship handover

Lodewijk lodewijk at effeietsanders.org
Thu May 19 12:13:02 UTC 2011

Hi Sean,

thanks for your work in the past years! Although you say it was unimportant,
I think one of your values is that you managed to keep it that way.
Infrastructure that goes well and can be relied upon often is confused with
unimportant. Nonetheless we Wikimedians manage often to talk for long times
about "unimportant" thinks around the color of the bikeshed, and I think one
of your helps has been that you have been able to keep thát to a minimum.

With kind regards,


2011/5/19 Sean Whitton <sean at silentflame.com>

> I’m not a very active Wikimedian at the moment (though hopefully someday
> I shall return) and so the time has come to handover my chairship of the
> IRC Group Contacts.  I am ceding it to Casey Brown, but this is just a
> formality, and really it is both Filip and Casey who I leave in charge
> of Wikimedia’s IRC presence.
> I imagine that they may well want to make some changes to how things are
> done on IRC and they have my blessing in this, even if I might disagree
> with the specifics.  It has been a great pleasure to work with them both
> for the past few years, and with James F. before that, in running our
> IRC channels.  IRC is not important, and it should remain unimportant,
> so I don’t expect most people to appreciate this, but it has been good
> to solve problems together and I think we all learnt a lot from the
> experience, and, hopefully, kept IRC useful for everyone else.
> S
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