[CentOS-devel] Retracted: Volunteer(s) wanted to answer questions on Freenode

Fri Jun 25 20:14:31 UTC 2021
Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com>

Thanks for trying Rich.  I think the move we made from freenode to
Libera was absolutely the right call and I'm glad we made it and made it
early (thank you to those who helped make that happen).  Still, I know how
confusing it is for community members who may not have been aware of the
move (or even the freenode drama).  I hope we can help continue to get the
word out.  Maybe we need some CentOS branded s/freenode/Libera/g stickers
or something.


On Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 2:42 PM Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com> wrote:

> After discussions with a number of people, I would like to apologize for
> my message, and retract it, and ask that you disregard my call for
> volunteers.
> While I have a tendency to want to believe the best of people, it is
> clearer to me now that, in this case, it is unwarranted and potentially
> damaging to our community to try to do so.
> The new management of Freenode is not acting in the best interests of
> this community or any other.
> I humbly apologize, in particular, to John, for any disrespect he feels
> from my sending this email. While that was not my intent, I understand
> his feelings, and hope he will forgive me.
> I will continue to stay on #centos and forward people to Libera.chat,
> which is our official IRC presence, until such time that the Freenode
> staff makes it clear I'm no longer welcome to do so and kick me off --
> which appears to be the stance they are taking on other project channels
> when they try to redirect to an official location.
> On 6/25/21 2:19 PM, Rich Bowen wrote:
> > As you know, several weeks ago we made the choice to move our main IRC
> > presence from Freenode to Libera.chat due to some changes in the
> > management of the Freenode network. You can, of course, find details
> > about that elsewhere.
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