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List of projects and channels that have left or stayed on Freenode

Note: due to volume, this has been moved to https://github.com/siraben/freenode-exodus

Projects and channels that have left Freenode

This is a (necessarily incomplete) list of projects and channels that have decided to permanently move out of Freenode to https://libera.chat (unless stated otherwise). Please reach out below or on IRC if there's additions or corrections.

Sources are mostly comments I've seen on HN, various IRC channels and web searches.

Projects and channels that have stayed on Freenode

More difficult to find are projects that have stayed, please let me know.

  • GnuPG
  • #freenode (duh)
@DavidBuchanan314
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DavidBuchanan314 commented May 29, 2021

Rizin has also moved to Libera: https://rizin.re/community/

@fredlahde
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fredlahde commented May 29, 2021

Asahi Linux also followed the movement: Tweet

@thomasrussellmurphy
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thomasrussellmurphy commented May 29, 2021

GnuPG remains on Freenode https://gnupg.org/documentation/mailing-lists.html
In addition their Libera channel topic requests that users try Freenode first.

@ncoevoet
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ncoevoet commented May 29, 2021

@Ttech
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Ttech commented May 29, 2021

Transcendence (transcendence-game.com) left to Libera and Botters (IRC Bot Dev group) have also left, keeping only general use channels there now.

@jonathanpallant
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jonathanpallant commented May 29, 2021

Rust Embedded and Rust Retro have moved their matrix bridges from FreeNode to Libera. Well they are trying to ... there are some issues.

@ArsenArsen
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ArsenArsen commented May 29, 2021

@shadowcat-mst
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shadowcat-mst commented May 29, 2021

apache/ASF (#httpd and the #apache-* channels), exim and postfix seem to've moved as well

@mgerdts
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mgerdts commented May 29, 2021

https://docs.smartos.org/mailing-lists-and-irc/#irc

We can be found in the following channels on irc.libera.chat:

#smartos: The Official SmartOS/Triton Channel (Channel Logs)
#manta: The Official Manta Channel (Channel Logs)
#illumos: For discussion of the Illumos project and its distributions (Channel Logs)
#joyent: People often find us here, but #smartos is preferred.

@mgorny
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mgorny commented May 29, 2021

#freenode stayed on Freenode ;-).

@metasj
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metasj commented May 29, 2021

@castaway
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castaway commented May 30, 2021

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ghost commented May 30, 2021

#cat-v has moved to irc.oftc.net

@4ad
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4ad commented May 30, 2021

#go-nuts has also moved to Libera.

@siraben
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siraben commented May 30, 2021

Added and sorted, thank you!

@Freso
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Freso commented May 30, 2021

whipper and beets: https://twitter.com/Freso/status/1398364969448755210 :)

Edit: Also, Arch Linux is written "Arch Linux" and MetaBrainz is written "MetaBrainz".

@skarnet
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skarnet commented May 30, 2021

s6 has moved to OFTC.

@Zipheir
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Zipheir commented May 30, 2021

Message announcing the Scheme move, for reference. https://srfi-email.schemers.org/srfi-discuss/msg/16740382/

@aveao
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aveao commented May 30, 2021

  • ##proxmox moved main channel to libera, but with a bridge between channels.
  • #proxmark3 moved to libera.

@alanc
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alanc commented May 30, 2021

X.Org, FreeDesktop, and Meson have all moved to OFTC.

Edit: Meson is OFTC+Matrix: https://twitter.com/mesonbuild/status/1397531239033278465

@DasBrain
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DasBrain commented May 30, 2021

Eggdrop has moved to libera.

@mgorny
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mgorny commented May 30, 2021

PyPy has now moved officially and dropped freenode: https://www.pypy.org/posts/2021/05/pypy-irc-moves-to-libera-chat.html

@griwes
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griwes commented May 30, 2021

The C++ community channels, as well as #osdev, have also moved.

@SnowComfortable6726
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SnowComfortable6726 commented May 31, 2021

The Python link leads to the Rockbox site.

@siraben
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siraben commented May 31, 2021

Thank you all, I will go through the gist comments to see what I have missed, but because of the sheer volume of suggestions I am creating a repo at https://github.com/siraben/freenode-exodus

@scherrey
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scherrey commented May 31, 2021

Why does a few ops deciding to take their ball and move to another network mean that a "channel has moved"? The very premise is nonsense and absurd. Unless it's a trademarked/commercial branded channel, every channel remains on freenode and can adopt new ops to manage the community that decides to remain. This is all a bunch of posturing and virtue signaling that does nothing except damage the communities various parties purport to be supporting. Really sad that people are so interested in being divisive rather than actually work together.

#forth - for which I am an op - remains on freenode where it has grown from a dead channel for about a decade to something extremely valuable to the Forth community in the last few years. We have also has added a bridge to the new network as we care about Forth and not political/internal squabbles between operators and their employees. So long as federation with other networks appears beneficial to the Forther community we will continue to do so and are open to other networks as well.

If people were more focused on their communities than victimhood and divisiveness we wouldn't have this mess in the first place. Perhaps people should step back and really consider the real outcome potential of their actions and words before continuing this nonsense.

@jernejs
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jernejs commented May 31, 2021

Reddit's /r/sysadmin IRC channel also moved to Libera.

@MTRNord
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MTRNord commented Jun 4, 2021

Why does a few ops deciding to take their ball and move to another network mean that a "channel has moved"? The very premise is nonsense and absurd. Unless it's a trademarked/commercial branded channel, every channel remains on freenode and can adopt new ops to manage the community that decides to remain. This is all a bunch of posturing and virtue signaling that does nothing except damage the communities various parties purport to be supporting. Really sad that people are so interested in being divisive rather than actually work together.

Because taking someone else's channel is not only an asshole move but also misleading to newcomers. Think about it.

Sincerely a User

@gnubeest
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gnubeest commented Jun 30, 2021

Also it's not about "a few ops". It's projects, and a stable network where those projects decide to keep staff for official support and/or development.

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