[Replicant] The IRC situation and Freenode hostile takeover

amuza amuza at riseup.net
Thu Jun 10 08:12:59 UTC 2021

Adonay Felipe Nogueira:
> Em 09-06-2021 12:47, Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli escreveu:
>> In order to enable more people to more easily get in touch with the
>> Replicant community and to be more inclusive, over time we bridged
>> the #replicant channel on Freenode with #replicant channels on other
>> networks (OFTC and hackint), some of which are more welcoming to
>> anonymous users. There is more background information about that in our
>> wiki[1].
> Have you also considered migrating to XMPP?
> Despite being decentralized, IRC doesn't have implied federation, and
> the accounts database (including memos, channel configurations, and
> account registries) will always be held all at one place, so I think we
> might see another one of such issues.
> As an alternative, wait for FSF to see what they will do.

I think going XMPP is a good idea.

And, just in case Matrix comes into the conversation, I think Matrix is
not a good idea.


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