RFC: Move Away from Freenode

Pierre FICHEUX pierre.ficheux at smile.fr
Sat May 29 13:18:37 UTC 2021


Option 2 is fine (Discord + libera.chat). We (at Smile) moved our IRC to it.

I didn't know Discord, I discovered it thanks to the RTEMS community some
weeks ago !


Le sam. 29 mai 2021 à 03:32, Chris Johns <chrisj at rtems.org> a écrit :

> On 29/5/21 3:17 am, Johnson, Andrew N. wrote:
> > On May 28, 2021, at 1:57 AM, Christian MAUDERER
> > <christian.mauderer at embedded-brains.de
> > <mailto:christian.mauderer at embedded-brains.de>> wrote:
> >>
> >> I still think it's a bit odd to say "Drop Freenode" because Freenode
> seems to
> >> go into a more commercial direction but at the same time say that the
> Discord
> >> (which seems to be commercial through and through) is a good
> alternative.
> >>
> >> In other words: As long as we don't mind using Discord, I would just
> keep the
> >> Freenode IRC just like it is.
> >
> > I’m not an IRC (or Discord) user so I won’t be affected whatever you
> decide, but
> > I wouldn’t categorize what has been happening at Freenode as “going in a
> more
> > commercial direction.” The fact that any mention of Libera.chat in a
> channel now
> > seems to result in that organization’s channels being taken over may be
> more of
> > a risk than the RTEMS community would want to take. If Joel were to have
> even
> > raised this question there you might have already lost control of those
> channels.
> >
> > If you want more of the back-story, here’s a free link to Wednesday's LWN
> > article at https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/857140/9dcadcf209612879/
> > <https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/857140/9dcadcf209612879/> which is more
> up to
> > date than The Register story that Joel linked to.
> Thanks Andrew. Any dispute like this is messy.
> For RTEMS it is the content that is posted that we need to consider. It is
> freely given and needs to be freely available to anyone to see at any
> point in
> time. The means to do this can and will change.
> Discord is free to use even through it is a commercially based service. If
> we
> cannot easily access to the contents of the chats and archive them we need
> to
> consider its long term viability.
> Chris
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