IRC freenode and Libera.chat

The freenode network has a new ownership and the new overlords seem to be evil and abusing their powers. Some formerly freenode staff resigned and recreated https://libera.chat/ as an alternative IRC network for free and open source software communities. Some IRC users reported issues like here:

There is quite a movement migrating channels from freenode to Libera.chat. Our IRC channel has ~10 peoples left and we bridge it to our Mattermost driven chat.

The following question comes up especially the few using IRC. What do you think?

  • Move #opennms to libera.chat and reconfigure the IRC bridge
  • Keep #opennms on freenode and keep everything as it is
  • Kill #opennms on freenode and drop IRC support completely

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Just FYI: I’ve claimed an #opennms channel on libera.chat.

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Given the fact, freenode killed himself with with deleting existing accounts and channels by introducing a new freenode infrastructure and leaving the 20y old left behind. I would suggest switching to libera.chat and adjusting our Mattermost IRC bridge. We should register an #opennms channel here so we have at least a community-controlled IRC channel. @Ganiman @Jess-ONMS hat do you think?

Just some updates, we decided migrating from Freenode to Libera.chat. We got an #opennms channel in the Libera.chat network. You can connect to irc.libera.chat:6697, register a nick and join #opennms channel. We haven’t bridged the Mattermost opennms-discuss channel yet, it is on our todo list and let you know when it’s done :slight_smile:

We fully migrated now to Libera.Chat. The Mattermost OpenNMS Discussion channel is now bridged to Libera.Chat IRC channel #opennms. Thank you @Ganiman and @RangerRick for help to make things happen :slight_smile: