[zeromq-dev] Moving IRC channel from freenode

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Wed May 19 19:20:33 CEST 2021

On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 7:14 PM Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2021-05-19 at 18:32 +0200, Benjamin Henrion wrote:
> > On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 6:29 PM Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > It looks like Freenode has been subject to an hostile takeover. We
> > > should move away the #zeromq IRC channel from it.
> > >
> > > https://boingboing.net/2021/05/19/freenode-irc-staff-quit-after-new-owner-seizes-control.html
> > >
> > > The former Freenode staff created a new domain, libera.chat - it seems
> > > to be under heavy load and it's not possible to register nickanems
> > > right now. There's also the pre-existing oftc.net, which for example
> > > hosts all Debian's channels.
> > >
> > > Any preferences between the two?
> >
> > A chat which is ZMQ based please, dogfooding is the most important
> > concept to learn from!
> 99.9999% of IRC usage is from new users asking questions as they use
> the project for the first time. The main requirement of the channel is
> thus ease of access for them, so being part of an established network
> where other open source projects are located is fundamental.
> Testing new clients/servers can be done by developers separately if
> desired, as something like that doesn't exist at all. Also we don't
> have the resources nor the time (nor the intention, from my side) to
> roll our own infrastructure, with all the massive headaches that brings
> in around security and privacy.

That was just trolling :-)

But we could learn from that discussion to setup a ZMQ based chat
server somewhere :-)

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