Freenode and

Kashyap Chamarthy kchamart at
Wed May 19 14:56:39 UTC 2021

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 01:49:33PM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:


> In past years when the stability of Freenode's service came into
> question, we've asserted that OFTC would probably have been a better
> home for our channels from the beginning (as they're more aligned
> with our community philosophies), but we ended up on Freenode mostly
> due to the Ubuntu community's presence there. We'd previously been
> unable to justify the impact to users of switching networks, but
> there seemed to be consensus that if Freenode shut down we'd move to
> OFTC. The earliest concrete proposal I can find for this was made in
> March 2014, but it's come up multiple times in the years since:
> Honestly I'd be concerned about moving to a newly-established IRC
> network, and would much prefer the stability of a known and
> established one.

Yeah, moving to OFTC makes a lot of sense.  FWIW, I've been
participating on #qemu and #virt channels on OFTC for more than six
years now and I've rarely seen glitches or random drops there.  

(Also, agree with Dan Smith on "move one step to the left", i.e.
low-to-no friction.)


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