[CentOS-devel] CentOS IRC channels moving to irc.libera.chat

Wed May 19 17:09:42 UTC 2021
Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com>

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 10:50 AM Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com> wrote:
> TL;DR: #centos and #centos-* are moving to libera.chat
> Over the past few days, there has been some upheaval on the Frenode
> IRC network, resulting in a number of the staff members quitting and
> starting a new IRC network. I wont attempt to explain all the details
> here, but you can read more at https://kline.sh which also links to
> other sources.
> The various ops have discussed the situation, and we intend to migrate
> all of the various #centos-* channels from Freenode over to
> irc.libera.chat over the coming days.
> This will take time, since libera is still spinning up, and some
> servers are moving from one network to the other.
> As libera is still in the early stages of setup, you may have
> significantly more timeouts/disconnects, netsplits and other issues
> for now. Until the new network is fully stable, we'll all continue
> to be present in the Freenode chanels.

Can you elaborate a bit on the choice of libera.chat?  What made it
appealing to move to?  Why is it more trustworthy than freenode or

I'm simply curious, not objecting to the move.