@fribbledom It feels like this is the decade for lawyers. Too many legal and social power plays going on in software right now.
One of Alpine Linux leads have some more information:
@fribbledom this resignation letter was leaked before it was intended to be published; please don't share it without context! no resignations have actually occurred yet.
Sorry, but I don't have any more context. Would you mind providing some more insight then?
@fribbledom the volunteer freenode staff are resisting an attempted takeover of the network by someone associated with a VPN company that bought the trademarks and domain registration from the freenode founder several years ago. the entire staff have all prepared resignation letters to publish in the event that the takeover succeeds.
I mean, if you're going to fork why not just adopt something better than IRC?
Setting up znc with tor, client certs and whatnot takes days. If you make a single mistake you get banned and then have to send emails to get unbanned. The whole thing is a hot mess. And it isn't decentralized to boot.
Sphinx is much more promising than libera. Most of what IRC has going for itself is lindy and network effects. About time to disrupt it.
I don't have a copy, sorry. Apparently the author considered it a draft of an unfinished post.
@fribbledom it's like a day late because we were fighting fires, but no, no one is resigning (yet).
If you're worried about stuff like this, feel free to ping me to check.
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