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Our IRC chat channels have moved from Freenode to Libera.Chat

Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 9:19 pm
by blast
We have had chat rooms on the Freenode IRC network since at least early 2002. On May 19th, 2021, due to a disagreement/dispute regarding management of the network, about 20 to 30 Freenode volunteer staff members resigned. Some of them went on to create a new IRC network called Libera.Chat. Since then, there's been a lot of drama, trust has been lost in the new Freenode administration, and a lot of high profile channels (including Ubuntu and Wikimedia) have moved to Libera. We will be moving as well.

New IRC server: irc.libera.chat:6697 (TLS connection) (and they also have a webchat client)
Main development/support channel: #bzflag
Chat channel for BZFlag players: #bzflag-chat

Note that because this is a new IRC chat network, if you previously had a registered account on Freenode, you will have to register a new account on Libera.Chat.

(Some additional context about the recent issues with Freenode can be found here: https://fuchsnet.ch/freenode-resign-letter.txt)

Re: Our IRC chat channels have moved from Freenode to Libera.Chat

Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 10:26 pm
by tainn
Fedora is also a part of those mentioned high profile channels, and they have done the same.