Follow

Update on Freenode staff's takeover of and channels, and our transition to Libera.chat: u.fsf.org/3ep

@fsf #FSF's rationale for switching to #Libera.chat ignores FSF's own criteria for the decision & comes down to essentially "As we have had nearly twenty years of positive experiences with the Freenode staff". Yet libera.chat violates FSF's own criteria. web.libera.chat *forces* people to run #nonfreesoftware, & b/c tor users must 1st reg. outside tor, anonymity is not respected.

@fsf this should be embarrassing for #FSF. Libera.chat uses #Microsoft & #Cloudflare to host their website and web-IRC gateway, and CF forces some to run non-free javascript. Note that the #Freenode web-IRC gateway does not impose non-free #CAPTCHA software.

@fsf after FSF made the profoundly poor decision to move to #libera.chat, hot-headed #freenode admins made asses of themselves by kicking FSF ops out of #FSF on freenode. So it's somewhat understandable that FSF would be reluctant to return to freenode at this point. fsf.org/news/update-to-the-fsf

@bojkotiMalbona @fsf So if I want to attend the #FSF Directory meeting on Friday using a web browser, I must execute non-free javascript as a precondition? That's so fucked up. #hypocrisy noted.

@batalanto @bojkotiMalbona @fsf

Who uses IRC with a web browser? From signing up to chatting everything can be done with a IRC client.

@redstarfish @fsf @batalanto If no one uses a browser, why even have the gateway? Of course the web-irc gateway gets used. In particular, the IRC network forces registration for Tor access to happen outside of Tor -- a problem the gateway wouldn't have. I'm sure there are other reasons ppl use the gateway.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Hostux.social

This service is offered by alarig.
Beer, privacy and free software lovers. Join us!