[LGM] server migration of the IRC channel?

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Mon May 24 16:20:07 UTC 2021


Given the contradictory statements between the two parties of the
conflict, why would anyone make rushed judgements?


On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 6:41 PM Timothée Giet <animtim at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Some of you probably followed the story, some may not... To make it short:
> -Most (if not all) of the volunteer staff running the freenode IRC
> server have resigned because of a conflict with a company that took-over
> the network.
> (more info here: https://www.kline.sh/ )
> -They created a new network to replace it: libera.chat
> Lots of projects and communities already migrated to libera, or other
> networks.
> So first, the big question is:
> -Should we officially migrate the #lgm channel there?
> The biggest concern I've read against doing this right now is that
> libera is not yet bridged to matrix, so it can be an issue for those who
> want to rely on it to have a persistent log independent from their
> connection.
> Though such bridge is underway
> (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-appservice-irc/issues/1324), but
> may not be ready before the conference.
> The second point is about the conference this week:
> As last year we intend to have the main discussion channel of the
> conference on IRC (at #lgm-online, keeping #lgm for side discussions).
> Considering the situation with freenode, I would feel less comfortable
> using it for the conference.
> So we plan to use the libera server at least for the conference. To be
> safe I already registered #lgm and #lgm-online channels on libera.
> I hope this won't be a problem. If there is strong disagreement we may
> stay on freenode for the event, but it would be better to be allowed to
> move to libera for this.
> Cheers,
> Timothée
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