[openstack-dev] Proposal to move from Freenode to OFTC

Zhongyue Luo zhongyue.nah at intel.com
Tue Mar 4 03:09:29 UTC 2014



On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 8:32 AM, James E. Blair <jeblair at openstack.org>wrote:

> Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> writes:
> [I don't have anything substantial to add to q1 right now, though it's a
> good one.]
> > #2) how bad do we believe nick contention might be in this transition?
> > We've got 1000+ people that have well known nicks on freenode, that
> > might hit conflicts on oftc.
> Now might be a good time to go register your nick (and your casual
> Friday nick as well) and see.  OFTC has a similar policy to Freenode
> around releasing nicks that have not been used in years, and the
> operators in #oftc have been responsive to such requests.  That way, if
> this is a problem, we might find out early.
> > #3) while for IRC veterans this is a simple matter of changing a config
> > in your IRC proxy, we have been training new folks for a long time (and
> > all through our wiki and documentation) that Freenode is our place. That
> > might have required some of these folks to get firewall rules for
> > freenode created. What kind of timeline are you thinking about for the
> > cutover to hopefully catch all these folks?
> Good point (though with Freenode's constant server rotation, I wonder
> how many folks actually have IP-based firewall rules [as opposed to just
> a port rule which should work for OFTC as well]).
> I was thinking about a month, for starters.  That gives us plenty of
> time for notice, and early April puts us in the RC phase but not too
> close to the release.  If we decide to proceed but feel this isn't
> enough time for this or other issues, we should probably push it to
> early May (the "off week" after the release).
> -Jim
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