The new freenode staff have now taken the unprecedented step of
overriding local moderators to re-open closed channels. I would
encourage anyone that was attempting to maintain a presence on
freenode to leave as soon as possible.
The new management have shown us who they are. It is time we believe them.
On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:39 PM Kunal Mehta <legoktm(a)debian.org> wrote:
> * Wikimedia IRC channels are moving from Freenode to Libera.Chat.
> * Register an account on Libera.Chat and join us there!
> There has been a lot of activity over the past week related to
> staffing changes on the Freenode IRC network . The Wikimedia IRC
> Group Contacts (GCs)  evaluated the situation and decided that
> moving the Wikimedia IRC channels from Freenode to the brand new
> Libera.Chat IRC network  would be the best course of action .
> So, we are moving!
> There is a new subpage on Meta-Wiki  for information on how to create
> a new account for yourself on Libera.Chat and other related information.
> Earlier we had planned on supporting the Freenode channels for longer
> with bridges across the networks, but supposedly "draft" changes to
> Freenode policies and recent actions by their new staff have pushed us
> to close our channels and fully leave their network. We need help with
> updating all references to point to the Libera Chat channels instead -
> this work is being tracked as .
> : https://www.kline.sh/
> : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC/Group_Contacts
> : https://libera.chat/
> : https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?diff=21476411
> : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC/Migrating_to_Libera_Chat
> : https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T283247
> -- Legoktm
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