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

Wed May 19 17:18:25 UTC 2021
Rich Bowen <rbowen at redhat.com>

On 5/19/21 1:09 PM, Josh Boyer 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

> 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.

Once the dust settles, libera.chat will be freenode with a new name. 
Same staff. Many of the same hosted/donated servers. Same channels, for 
the most part. This is all just a very disruptive, inconvenient renaming 
of the network. Like in 1998, but with memes.

John answered the "why not oftc" question else-thread, and he has more 
experience with both networks than I.