The Freenode resignation FAQ, or: "what the fuck is going on?"
It's come to my attention that some people have been spamming issue trackers with a link to this gist. While it's a good idea to inform people of the situation in principle, please do not do this. By all means spread the word in the communities that you are a part of, after verifying that they are not aware yet, but unsolicited spam is not helpful. It will just frustrate people.
Update 3 (May 24, 2021)
A number of things have happened since the last update.