GHC and the future of Freenode

Iavor Diatchki iavor.diatchki at
Fri May 21 16:23:46 UTC 2021


I am not a heavy IRC user, but I'd say it makes most sense to just use
Libera.  It is essentially the same people that were running free-node
running pretty much the exact same service, and I believe they are trying
to make it extra easy to just switch, so this should be the least effort

I believe IRC has served the GHC community quite well so far, and there is
a reddit post by Ed Kmett that the normal Haskell channels have already
been transitioned over, so I think it makes sense for GHC to stick with the
rest of the Haskell community.


On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 4:38 AM Moritz Angermann <moritz.angermann at>

> Fair point. From a view over the last few days, I’d say it’s closer to
> 100% on libera. Lots of people just switched. Quite surprising.
> On Fri, 21 May 2021 at 7:14 PM, Jens Petersen <juhpetersen at>
> wrote:
>> My vote goes for Matrix.
>> I am not a heavy user yet, but I hope this episode helps to drive more
>> people to it away from irc.
>> Having half the people on Freenode and the other half on Libera seems the
>> worst possible outcome in the short- to mid-term.
>> The Fedora project also has plans to move to Matrix as its main group
>> chat messaging platform.
>> Jens
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