Re: A few observations about GIMPNET

2012/10/15 Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com>:

> have we had any indication that being on is in any way,
> shape, or form preventing people from contributing to GNOME - and that
> moving to freenode would open the floodgates to new contributors?

Freenode has more than 80000 users and I'm pretty much sure a lot of
new contributors willing to join the GNOME Project are looking for
#gnome-* channels there and not on GIMPNET which is a network with
less than 2000 users connected per day, it's a matter of numbers.

> I understand the "improving the infrastructure" angle, but a wholesale
> migration to a new infrastructure is a jump I honestly cannot make.
> it's like moving our bug tracking system to Launchpad, or our Git
> repositories ot Gitorious.

No, that's not the same sorry, moving from Bugzilla to LP is a
completely different move since the software itself will change and
contributors will have to make their way into understanding a
completely new way of managing bugs. Freenode is an IRC network like
GIMPNET but it has many more features and benefits, the migration will
increase people's productivity and since is a pure
redirect many people won't even notice the change.



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