threat to freenode (where openstack irc hangs out)
cjeanner at redhat.com
Wed May 26 06:34:41 UTC 2021
I think we shouldn't let this one die in silence. Apparently, new
policies are being enforcing within Freenode and, if by mistake, a
channel promotes another IRC network in their topic, they will be taken
by freenode staff - meaning loss of rights, loss of ownership, and topic
will be changed.
that's not what we can call "foss supporting" anymore imho. (Though,
apparently, this was due to some miscommunication - so long for the
transparency, stability and so on.)
Reading the «explanation» on both sides, as well as latest
freenode communication, I'd rather go for the OFTC thing, since it's
(really) independent of the whole thing.
True freenode is (was?) a central player for FOSS communities. But with
all the screaming around, it might get harder to stick with them.
weird use of our data (that is, as of 2021-05-26, 08:30am CET). Maybe a
false flag? We'll probably never really know, but checking that privacy
policy and related contents evolution might provide a good hint.
Some of the other communities I'm following have implemented a bridge
bot, basically copy-pasting content from one network to another. That
way, ppl could be on OFTC (or anywhere else where we have a foot on),
while primary thing would stick to freenode (and thus allowing a clean
My 2c ;).
On 5/14/21 5:05 PM, Chris Morgan wrote:
> https://p.haavard.me/407 <https://p.haavard.me/407>
> I have no independent validation of this.
> Chris Morgan <mihalis68 at gmail.com <mailto:mihalis68 at gmail.com>>
Cédric Jeanneret (He/Him/His)
Sr. Software Engineer - OpenStack Platform
Deployment Framework TC
Red Hat EMEA
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