[EXTERNAL] Re: Freenode and libera.chat

Braden, Albert C-Albert.Braden at charter.com
Thu May 20 13:24:11 UTC 2021

It appears that Andrew Lee is the same person who ruined snoonet. I don't believe anything he says, and vote for moving to another IRC platform.

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From: Jay Bryant <jungleboyj at gmail.com> 
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:01 AM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Freenode and libera.chat

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On 5/20/2021 7:21 AM, Mohammed Naser wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM 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 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.
>> Please see https://twitter.com/freenodestaff and Christian's letter which links to the others as well https://fuchsnet.ch/freenode-resign-letter.txt
>> Best,
>> Erno 'jokke' Kuvaja
> There is two sides to each story, this is the other one:
> https://freenode.net/news/freenode-is-foss
> I recommend that so long that we don't have any problems, we keep things as is.


I feel better now that we have heard from the other side of the 
equation.  Agree with mnaser that it appears that we do not need to make 
any quick decisions and can keep an eye on things for the time being.

Based on the other threads that this discussion has started it appears 
that members of the community would like to discuss other possible forms 
of communication.  Doing so is a healthy exercise, but I think it would 
be a mistake to make any hasty decisions driven by the current state of 



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