[Linux-aus] Re: IRC Network for Linux Australia
mpalmer at hezmatt.org
Tue Jun 27 08:02:02 UTC 2006
On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 09:20:50PM +1000, James Purser wrote:
> For those of you who may not know, we have been operating an IRC channel
> on the Freenode network for Linux Australia. Given the recent issues
> freenode has been experiencing (cracks and such) as well as the fact
> that Linux Australia actually runs a node on the OFTC IRC network (a
> fact only rediscovered a few months back) it has been suggested that we
> move the channel to OFTC.
> I would like to hear comments before we make a decision, do you feel
> that we should stick with Freenode? Or should we follow projects such as
> Debian and move to OFTC?
Bad reasons to switch:
* Because Debian did it (I'm still not 100% sure why Debian moved; there was
a lot of "we should move because of reason X", but I don't recall
any final "we're moving because of reason X");
* Because FreeNode got hacked (OFTC could be done tomorrow, especially
considering the lack of knowledge about how FreeNode got done).
Good reasons to switch:
* irc.linux.org.au points there -- although that could be changed quickly
* We run a node on OFTC (although Linux Australia supports a lot of things
that we, as a community, don't necessarily utilise directly).
At the end of the day, though, it doesn't really bother me, since I've got
lengthy channel lists on both networks. Just as long as it gets a bit of
publicity here if it is decided to move, so I know to switch, I have no
strong opinion on the matter.
Some people are like slinkies. They are fun and don't actually serve any
real purpose, but they still make you smile when you push them down the
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