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

Wed May 19 17:11:30 UTC 2021
Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com>

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 1:09 PM Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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
> oftc?
> I'm simply curious, not objecting to the move.

Libera.Chat is operated by the people we've worked with at Freenode
for many years. Everyone who quit Freenode is working at Libera.Chat.

That's also why Fedora will transition its legacy IRC channels to
Libera.Chat: https://pagure.io/Fedora-Council/tickets/issue/371

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