Official FreeBSD IRC Channels on Libera Chat
Libera Chat is now FreeBSD's primary and official IRC network and presence.
You can find our official home at libera.chat: #freebsd IRC channel
If you need help or support, please reach out on #freebsd-irc or <irc AT FreeBSD DOT org>.
How to engage with the community
Connect to Libera Chat: irc.libera.chat in their IRC client
Share this post on your social and other communication networks to help our communication effort
Register your nickname: /ns help register. If your nickname has already been registered, reach out to staff @ #libera
Update documentation, blog posts, etc, replacing FreeBSD freenode network or channel references with Libera Chat counterparts
Our decision to use Libera Chat centered on the following motivations, considerations and success criteria:
- Minimise disruption for the FreeBSD community, now and potentially in the future
- Minimise management/structure/support changes required (channel namespaces, registration, cloaks, setup etc)
Minimise broader OpenSource Community/Project fragmentation
- Confidence level in current/future $network operations and reliability
- Support level available from $network staff
We consulted with individuals in the FreeBSD and broader OpenSource Project Community for their thoughts and feedback, where along with the growing consensus in the decisions other Open Source Projects made, Libera Chat represented the best present option for a reliable IRC home for the community.
From here, after already securing our Libera Chat #freebsd* namespace, registered and official Group Contacts and our main channels, we'll be:
- Updating documentation and IRC network references
- Communicating the changes as best we can
- Discussing / planning what the future may hold
If you're interested in this space or you have any questions, please reach out at <irc AT FreeBSD DOT org> or jump in #freebsd-irc