[openstack-dev] The #openstack-packaging channel requires an invite?

Louis Taylor louis at kragniz.eu
Wed Mar 9 17:57:29 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM, Matt Riedemann
<mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> Someone showed up in the -stable channel this morning asking for help with
> packaging. I gather they were there because the IRC wiki [1] says the
> #openstack-stable channel is also for packaging discussions, given -stable
> originated from distro people.
> I redirected them to https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Packaging which points
> to https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/PackagerResources which says:
> "The #openstack-packaging channel on Freenode is available for packaging
> collaboration and discussion."
> Great!
> However, you have to apparently be invited to join the elite
> #openstack-packaging channel.
> What gives? Is that channel dead? Is there something else? Is there a secret
> handshake I can learn to palms to grease to get in?

>From ChanServ:

17:55:03 -ChanServ(ChanServ at services.)- Information on #openstack-packaging:
17:55:03 -ChanServ(ChanServ at services.)- Registered : Nov 11 18:59:55
2011 (4y 17w 0d ago)
17:55:03 -ChanServ(ChanServ at services.)- Last used  : (about 75 weeks ago)
17:55:03 -ChanServ(ChanServ at services.)- Mode lock  : +imnstf #openstack-stable
17:55:03 -ChanServ(ChanServ at services.)- Flags      : KEEPTOPIC
17:55:03 -ChanServ(ChanServ at services.)- *** End of Info ***

It doesn't look like it's been used in a long time (75 weeks).


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