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Subject: Re: [chairs] OASIS IRC

One of our TC members has written a chat application that we have been 
using in the absence of IRC. It works over port 80 via a web page. It 
has a queue management feature to help manage a "speakers queue". Its 
very neat.


Matt MacKenzie wrote:

>It would be interesting if OASIS could configure their IRC server to
>allow connections on port 80.  Many of us are behind restrictive
>firewalls with few ways to get through other than port 80.  mIRC can
>proxy via a http proxy, but that disables most features of IRC beyond
>barebones chat.
>Matt MacKenzie
>-----Original Message-----
>From: James Bryce Clark [mailto:jamie.clark@oasis-open.org] 
>Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 3:01 PM
>To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
>Cc: support@oasis-open.org; tc-admin@oasis-open.org
>Subject: [chairs] OASIS IRC
>     In response to member requests for the functionality, OASIS is
>an IRC server available at [irc.oasis-open.org] on both ports 6667 
>(default) and 6669.
>     PURPOSE    This server is available as a convenient, transient 
>side-channel for real-time meeting coordination and similar intermittent
>unofficial communications.   It is NOT access-limited, and does NOT 
>constitute official records of the TC, nor a channel for contributions
>work.  Contents of the IRC channels are NOT necessarily spooled or
>to the official TC records, during this beta phase.  Any official work
>the TC must be placed elsewhere:  reflected in e-mail, meeting minutes, 
>documents uploaded to the TC's repository or other official channels.
>     USAGE     During its initial beta use, we suggest that TCs use a 
>single local channel (preface = "&") and a name string identical to
>TC short name (main e-mail list name).
>     Thus, "&fwsi" "&soa-rm", "&wsbpel", "&ws-rx", "&xacml;" etc.
>     One can create a channel, if it is not already created, simply by 
>joining the channel.  The first person to create the channel will be the
>channel's operator.  We suggest that a TC chair or their designee serve
>     We welcome your feedback.  Please direct any questions about the 
>technical operation of the service to our IT manager, Rob Figenbaum, and
>his staff via our support address, [support@oasis-open.org] copied 
>here.   Please direct any questions about proper use of the service to
>standards development staff at [tc-admin@oasis-open.org].
>     Thanks for your help in identifying the functions the consortium 
>should support.  You will see some additional announcements here over
>next week.  Regards  JBC

Paul Fremantle
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