[Members] Jabber group on the Freenode IRC network

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Sep 29 11:39:24 CDT 2005


Ralph Meijer wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 05:08:26PM +1000, Trejkaz wrote:
> 
>>>The Freenode IRC network proposes a system of "groups"[0] for
>>>organizations related to Free Software. Having such a group for the JSF
>>>would help gaining ownership of jabber related channels (if we want
>>>them), and provides cloaked hostnames for JSF members, which is quite
>>>cool.
>>>
>>>If nobody has something against this, I'm willing to act as the "group
>>>contact" on Freenode.

No objections here.

> In the very early days we used to have an IRC room but that was quickly
> replace with a groupchat room when that was usable enough. I can't
> imagine anyone really using IRC for Jabber conversations though.
> 
> Actually someone I met at XTech suggested to me that we should approach
> FreeNode to see if they are interested in exporting all of their
> channels as MUC rooms, too. Of course they would need software to make
> this happen, but I know there are some IRC<->MUC gateway projects. Not
> sure about their status though, and if that software would scale to
> FreeNode's operation.

A few years ago we talked about whether it would make sense to run an 
IRC node (e.g., on FreeNode) at irc.jabber.org as a better way to 
gateway between the IRC and Jabber worlds, but we never pursued it. 
Would that make sense now?

Peter

-- 
Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.shtml
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