[EXTERNAL] Re: Freenode and libera.chat

Braden, Albert C-Albert.Braden at charter.com
Wed May 19 17:01:15 UTC 2021

+1 for finding another IRC network. -1 for switching to an exciting new chat client.

From: Andrey Kurilin <andr.kurilin at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:52 AM
To: Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at redhat.com>
Cc: openstack-discuss <openstack-discuss at lists.openstack.org>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Freenode and libera.chat

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Big +1.

Also, it would be nice to organize some poll to get an answer of whether the community wants to check alternatives of IRC or continue using this protocol.

ср, 19 мая 2021 г. в 16:37, Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at redhat.com<mailto:dtantsur at redhat.com>>:

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 3:21 PM Erno Kuvaja <ekuvaja at redhat.com<mailto: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 out.

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.


Please see https://twitter.com/freenodestaff and Christian's letter which links to the others as well https://fuchsnet.ch/freenode-resign-letter.txt

Erno 'jokke' Kuvaja

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Andrey Kurilin.
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