Freenode and libera.chat
ekuvaja at redhat.com
Wed May 19 13:42:02 UTC 2021
On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 2:34 PM Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 3:21 PM Erno Kuvaja <ekuvaja at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> For those of you who have not woken up to this sad day yet. Andrew Lee
>> has taken his stance as owner of freenode ltd. and by the (one sided) story
>> of the former volunteer staff members basically forced the whole community
>> As there is history of LTM shutting down networks before (snoonet), it is
>> appropriate to expect that the intentions here are not aligned with the
>> communities and specially the users who's data he has access to via this
>> administrative takeover.
>> I think it's our time to take swift action and show our support to all
>> the hard working volunteers who were behind freenode and move all our
>> activities to irc.libera.chat.
> Probably not the best timing, but should we consider (again) running a
> more advanced free software chat system? E.g. Outreachy uses Zulip, Mozilla
> - Matrix, there are probably more.
> Yeah I'd say not the greatest timing to start such a conversation under
FWIF I'd rather not. The signal to noise ratio tends to be very poor on all
of them with their stickers, gifs and all the active media crap embedded in
>> Please see https://twitter.com/freenodestaff and Christian's letter
>> which links to the others as well
>> Erno 'jokke' Kuvaja
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