[E] Re: Freenode and libera.chat

Sylvain Bauza sbauza at redhat.com
Thu May 20 08:35:37 UTC 2021

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 4:48 PM Jay Faulkner <jay.faulkner at verizonmedia.com>

> I am in agreement we should move off freenode as a result of these
> resignations and information coming to light. IMO, we should execute a
> minimalistic server change to OFTC or libera, and not gum up this emergency
> migration with attempts to change protocol as well as server for OpenStack
> chats.

I absolutely back this idea of a very minimalistic and least move to
another network, be OFTC.
For the exact reason that we have a large community that periodically uses
our IRC channels, we can't just make a big bang in urgency and we need to
define a reasonable transition plan for ensuring that nobody gets lost in
the middle.

Also, from what I can read, there is no matter of urgency for such of a big
move. I'd suggest us to continue using Freenode channels for a while, with
a clear redirect message explaining visitors that we moved (and where they
can find us now).


> Jay Faulkner
> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 7:28 AM Dan Smith <dms at danplanet.com> wrote:
>> > 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.
>> Agree. It seems to me that *if* we need to go anywhere, OFTC is the
>> obvious place. It'll be a "take one step to the left" move for most
>> people, and avoids the need to discuss "which" and "where" and "is there
>> an open client for that" and "is there a *good* client for that for my
>> platform", etc.
>> --Dan
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