The #freenode volunteer IRCops, in their quest to wrestle power away from its owner, may win the battle for getting users to move to their new server, but they are doing massive damage to #IRC over the long term by manufacturing this "hostile takeover" that was based on lies and provocation.
Here, a leader in IRCv3 development and KiwiIRC client gives up on IRC completely because of this stupid drama:
For me, it's just redoubled my support of #Matrix but it's a shame.
Regarding the freenode controversy, I had thought the fault was mostly on one side.
But after seeing this post by prawnsalad, I'm not too sure...
May be the 'echo chambers' played a role?
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@Iutech @phryk @liberachat Indeed, this is a bad move. .chat belongs to Donuts, probably the worst (they signed with MPAA to take down domains with a simple email). https://www.eff.org/wp/which-internet-registries-offer-best-protection-domain-owners
It's even worse now that Donuts was bought by Ethos Capital (the guys who tried to take over .org)
So before everyone panics over the #freenode "take over," or whatever the heck is going on, instead of just migrating to something with the word "libre" (or similar) in it, treating every project with that word in its title as if the name guarantees anything, especially #privacy, which is a moronic thought for a public, centralized #irc server, my personal recommendation is #oftc since that is where Tor seems to do their IRC. They also have a web client at https://webchat.oftc.net/.
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