The Freenode IRC's staff has quit en-masse after a hostile take over by a "Trump-supporting bitcoin millionaire" https://boingboing.net/2021/05/19/freenode-irc-staff-quit-after-new-owner-seizes-control.html
"The now former staff members announced that they are launching a new chat network, http://Libera.chat, to continue Freenode's mission" https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7ev8y/freenode-open-source-korea-crown-prince-takeover
RT @🔒: My interpretation of it is that the guy who took over had a strategy to destroy existing IRC in order to then drive users to his new - probably proprietary, or at least somehow monetized - version of IRC. Sort of "creative destruction".
It might just blow up in his face, but if you're a multi-millionaire aristocrat who literally lives in a palace then there are no real consequences and you can just continue on to wrecking something else https://boingboing.net/2021/05/19/freenode-irc-staff-quit-after-new-owner-seizes-control.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true
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