@lyndon he was supposed to be just funding freenode but little did the staff know he was technically the owner of freenode limited, so he decided to change shit without consulting the staff
And it's a little more nuanced than that, because he thought he was perfectly entitled to do everything he did. From his perspective, it wasn't a hostile takeover. (Though it did end up a little hostile, it was a relatively amicable regaining-of-rightful-control.)
Anyway, go to Libera.
@XxAlexXx @Crylo @lyndon Except she couldn't *sell* the control, any more than a Prime Minister or President can sell their country. The company had no administrative power over Freenode; rather, Freenode had power over its holding company Freenode Limited (until it was sold).
And I'm not sure how he *could've* “funded the project”; the only real expenses were the servers (most of which were provided by people *other* than Andrew Lee), and the (unpaid) staff's volunteered time.
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