[Linux-aus] IRC Network for Linux Australia

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Mon Jun 26 20:04:03 UTC 2006

On Monday 26 June 2006 21:20, James Purser <purserj at k-sit.com> 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?

I've made myself clear on IRC, but I'll post here for the wider readership of 
this list.

irc.linux.org.au links to OFTC, so it appears that LA's 'official' network is 
actually OFTC and not Freenode. However, there are some drawbacks to 
#linuxaus on Freenode. Firstly, some have commented that the community is not 
as friendly over there. Secondly, the name of that channel is inconsistent 
with the name of the channel that we are currently using, as well as the name 
of this list.

Hence, I propose that we create a new #linux-aus channel on OFTC and move over 
there. We can change the topic and leave a bot on the old channel to direct 
the stragglers over to the new channel.

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