@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 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. https://www.fsf.org/news/update-to-the-fsf-and-gnus-plan-to-move-irc-channels-to-libera.chat
@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.
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