The IRC channel is nice in theory for team wide casual communication. Unfortunately you need critical mass for it to do this task well. Often #openprinting will only have me and Till in it. Occasionally others will be present and only very occasionally will conversation occur. Since I’m new to the project I want to intercept as much inter-team communication as possible. Thus I’ve setup my home server with the irc client Irssi which logs all communication, then a perl script to clean the log and FTP it to my site. Finally one line of php to print it out on it’s own page.
Truthfully I wrote it up on a whime, but I do look forward to not missing out on chats.