“If you wanted to connect directly with the maintainers of an open source project and the enthusiasts around it, there was no better place to chat and get direct support than Freenode. It has been a mainstay of our lives for a long time. Despite folks who wish for a return to the heyday of IRC, we are certainly witnessing the end of an era.”
I was following this and then some good overviews of what is/was happening were posted, so linking to all of those. Might be an example to point to and learn from for open-source projects, governance, domain names, TMs, and more.
Thank you to all the folks who ran freenode over the years, spent a lot of time there over the last decade(s) or so.
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