Dozens of organizations and projects continue to move away from the popular Freenode IRC chat network, which has long been synonymous with open source projects.
Since last week, several reputable projects and organizations such as Wikimedia (non-profit that runs Wikipedia), Adafruit, along with several Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Gentoo and CentOS have switched away from Freenode, most notably to Libera Chat, which was founded and is run by the former Freenode staff.
Just a little correction on this, we emailed the author and posting it up here. Adafruit was not on Freenode, we’ve been using Discord for the last few years (join all 29,000+ of us! adafru.it/discord ) I think the author saw our post about it, or maybe knew some of us used to be on freenode in other channels not related to Adafruit.
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