The Fedora Chat service consists of two separate namespaces, :fedoraproject.org and :fedora.im. All Fedora Project members can log into https://chat.fedoraproject.org/ using their Fedora Account credentials, and get Matrix account in the :fedora.im space. For example, @mattdm:fedora.im.
The :fedoraproject.org space is reserved, and used for administrative accounts only.
Official Rooms and Spaces
Rooms in the :fedoraproject.org space are official Fedora communications channels. These are organized into various categories by consensus of the Fedora Matrix SIG – these categories are “Spaces” in Matrix terminology.
If you want a new official room for your Fedora team, group, or project please follow [procedure to be developed]. Teams may also ask for a new official Space to group multiple related channels.
Unofficial Rooms and Spaces
Any Fedora member may create unofficial spaces in the :fedora.im space.
These rooms and spaces cannot overlap with the names of official spaces, and we reserve the right to replace any unofficial space with an official one if the need arises.
These rooms and spaces should relate to Fedora activities and the Fedora Project’s mission.
All activity in such rooms and spaces is still subject to the Fedora Code of Conduct, and our general principles of being excellent to each other.
Along those lines, remember that these rooms are “federated” — that is, shared to other servers and users in the Matrix network. When creating a name in our name space, even the “unofficial” one, or communicating in such a room, your choices reflect on all of us.
When choosing room names, please be aware of the flat namespace; don’t pick something too generic. We may reserve particular names, either in advance or later.
The Fedora Matrix Team may decide to remove unofficial rooms and spaces for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to non-compliance with the above.
An unoffical room can be a good way to start toward having an official one! [Procedure to be developed.]
Fedora members may also create private Spaces to organize their own view. See [doc link to come when spaces exits beta] for more about this feature.
Especially because I already created two which I intend to not be bridged (#info and #news). I think that we do want to make it the default, because I’d like this move to help unify comms rather than split them further, and for various reasons we’re not going to get everyone over to Matrix in a month. See edit for new proposal.
Better, but I still disagree with the general principle. I’m fine with bridging existing rooms, but I don’t know that any new rooms should require a bridge. Let’s be more like Python 2.7 EOL and less like the switch to IPv6.
Edit to add: My analogy is bad, but that’s okay because bad analogies are part of my personal brand.
This seems fine to me for a first stab. Do we want to say anything about enforcement? ie, “disruptive people will be asked to stop then removed by moderators” or save that for later/leave it open for now?
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