[gdal-dev] Freenode IRC taken over(was Fwd: [SAC] [Hosting] OSUOSL IRC channels moving to irc.libera.chat)
gdt at lexort.com
Wed May 19 16:20:45 PDT 2021
Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com> writes:
> See below about Freenode IRC having been taken over (or considered as
> such by most Freenode admins), which affects our existing #gdal
gdal and everybody else :-(
> What should we do:
> - give up with IRC at all, and just use the Slack channel ? Would make
> things more simple
Definitely not slack. That is not run by a free software nonprofit and
is not free software. Perhaps more concerningly, it is centralized --
gdal/osgeo can't host their own slack server. And using things like
slack asks users to enter into a contract with a company that isn't a
501(c)3 (US term) or equivalent.
> - migrate to Libera Chat ?
In the short term, freenode->libera is sort of maintaining things as
> - something else ?
I'm +0.8 on matrix. Taking off 0.2 because the clients seem to be
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