[MPlayer-dev-eng] Registering MPlayer at Libera IRC network

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Thu May 27 11:19:03 EEST 2021

Hi all,

the situation on freenode has changed visibly in the very recent
days. AFAICT channels were changed by freenode and topics were
analyzed to find those channels. [1][2][3][4]

Personally I have lost trust in the people currently running the
freenode IRC network.

I wouldn't have expected being in this situation right now :(

I propose to move to Libera and therefore do the following:

1. Update IRC section on mailing lists page to point to Libera
2. Post a news entry announcing the switch
3. Change topic on freenode: "Old channel, please read the news-entry"

**Please voice your opinions and raise arguments now.**

If I hear nothing against moving to Libera, I will update the
homepage on Friday.

  Alexander (beastd on IRC)

1. https://www.gentoo.org/news/2021/05/26/gentoo-freenode-channels-hijacked.html
2. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27286628
3. https://voidlinux.org/news/2021/05/freenode-takeover.html
4. https://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/nl74hc/freenode_has_unilaterally_taken_over_haskell/

On 2021-05-25 23:01 +0200, Alexander Strasser wrote:
> Registration on Libera is finished now.
> You can join #mplayer and #mplayer-devel on Libera if you like.
> The latter is replacing #mplayerdev to be more in line with the
> namespaces on Libera. People joining #mplayerdev on Libera should
> now be redirected to #mplayer-devel should their client allow it.
> Greetings,
>   Alexander (beastd on IRC)
> On 2021-05-25 09:52 +0200, Alexander Strasser wrote:
> >
> > currently the freenode[1] IRC network is in the news quite a bit.
> >
> > There has been some dispute and some staff from freenode left to
> > found Libera[2] IRC network.
> >
> > As some people (dalias, iive, Compn) on the mplayer developer channel
> > (#mplayerdev on freenode) are worried about the future of the freenode
> > IRC network and its future directions indeed seem not very clear to me,
> > I started the process of registering MPlayer as a project on Libera.
> >
> > There were 2 channels already created on Libera, named #mplayer and
> > #mplayerdev, you can use them if you like. They are not totally under
> > our control but so far everything has been peaceful.
> >
> > I will name Compn, iive, reimar and beastd (that last one is me) as
> > group contacts at Libera.
> >
> > As soon as there are news about the registration, I will keep you
> > updated.
> >
> > For now I don't see a big problem using both networks for a while,
> > but sooner or later we should decide for one as it's easier to use
> > that way and better to have all people in the same channels.
> >
> >
> >   Alexander
> >
> > 1. https://freenode.net/
> > 2. https://libera.chat/

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