May 192021

Several readers have alerted us to some serious problems at freenode, which runs an IRC network that
is popular in the free-software world. Evidently there has been a change
of control within the volunteer-run organization that has led to the
resignations of multiple different volunteers, at least in part due
to a concern about the personal information of freenode users under the new
management. “The
freenode resignation FAQ” has collected a bunch of information (and
links to even more resignation letters) that may help shed some light on this mess.
From the FAQ: “Freenode staff have stepped down. The network that
runs at should now be assumed to be under control of a
malicious party.”
In the meantime, many of the volunteers who resigned have formed…

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