[release] IRC meeting updates

Herve Beraud hberaud at redhat.com
Thu May 27 08:47:29 UTC 2021

Hello team,

As you know we face issues with freenode and we need to address them ASAP.

This email aims to socialize the plan that we will follow as the release

The TC provided good guidelines to follow for the next few days/weeks, so
we will apply them from A to Z [1]:

1. Do NOT change any channel topics to represent this change. This is
likely to result in the channel being taken
over by Freenode and will disrupt communications within our community.
2. Register your nicknames on OFTC [2][3]
3. Be *prepared* to join your channels on OFTC. The OpenStack
community channels have already been
registered on OFTC and await you. [3]
4.  Continue to use Freenode for OpenStack discussions until the bots
have been moved and the official cut-over
takes place this coming weekend. We anticipate using OFTC starting
Monday, May 31st.
5. Projects should work to get a few volunteers to staff their project
channels on Freenode, for the near future to help
redirect people to OFTC. This should occur via private messages to avoid a ban.
6.  Continue to hold project meetings on Freenode until the bots are
enabled on OFTC.
7.  Update project wikis/documentation with the new IRC network
information. We ask that you consider referring to
the central contributor guide.
8.  The TC is asking that projects take advantage of this time of
change to consider moving project meetings from
the #openstack-meeting* channels to their project channel.
9.  Please avoid discussing the move to OFTC in Freenode channels as
this may also trigger a takeover of the channel.

So, to be clear, our next meeting will be on freenode (as usual) and it
will remain there as long as our bots won't be transferred to OFTC.

We should note that the TC explicitly asked us to avoid discussing the
freenode/OFTC topic on our freenode channel, so don't be surprised if I
don't speak about that during our next meeting. If you want to bring
related feedback, then, please do it by replying to this ML thread. I'll
transfer it to the TC through their etherpad [4].

If not yet done, please, start registering your nicknames on OFTC and be
ready to join it ASAP.

To finish, please carefully read the TC's original thread [1].

Thanks for your attention.

[1] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-discuss/2021-May/022718.html
[2] https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/feedback-on-freenode
[3] https://www.oftc.net/Services/#register-your-account
[4] https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/openstack-irc

Hervé Beraud
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat
irc: hberaud

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