Freenode and

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at
Thu May 20 13:46:59 UTC 2021

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 2:24 PM Mohammed Naser <mnaser at> wrote:

> On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 9:23 AM Erno Kuvaja <ekuvaja at> 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
> >
> > Please see and Christian's letter
> which links to the others as well
> >
> > Best,
> > Erno 'jokke' Kuvaja
> There is two sides to each story, this is the other one:
> I recommend that so long that we don't have any problems, we keep things
> as is.

Well, we already have a problem: ruined trust from the participants. We've
had people explicitly voicing their undesire to use freenode any longer.
Given that IRC is already not very inclusive (see my other emails), we may
end up with several disjointed chats for different community members -
exactly the thing we want to avoid.

-1 to pretending that nothing has happened.


> --
> Mohammed Naser

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