Freenode and

Jeremy Stanley fungi at
Thu May 20 12:08:16 UTC 2021

On 2021-05-19 13:49:33 +0000 (+0000), Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2021-05-19 14:19:02 +0100 (+0100), Erno Kuvaja wrote:
> [...]
> > 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
> [...]
> 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.

I've also spent last night catching up all our channel registrations
on OFTC. The ~150 active channels in which we operate our IRC bots
are now registered to us there and under our control, with a handful
of exceptions where I need to follow up with folks today to get our
accessbot account added. Switching to OFTC at this point would be
fairly quick, at least from an infrastructure perspective.
Jeremy Stanley
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