[Members] Jabber group on the Freenode IRC network

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Thu Sep 29 11:44:38 CDT 2005

On 29/09/05 at 10:39 -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> >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?
If this node provides an IRC <-> MUC gateway, yes. If it doesn't, I think
it would either go unnoticed by Jabber users, or confuse them (what ?
MUC is IRC ?

So somebody would have to hack the Freenode IRC server to add MUC
support, and this is not going to happen soon I think ;)
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