As much as I have been *strongly* critical o #mozilla / #rust's move away from IRC, I have to admit that they're going about the transition in a thoughtful way: http://exple.tive.org/blarg/2019/05/03/goals-and-constraints/
I disagree with some of the views, but I admire the work and hope they can find an open alternative that meets their needs
@codesections thanks for sharing! Liked:
“Getting involved in the community, though, is still harder than it needs to be; try watching somebody new to open source development try to join an IRC channel sometime. Watch them go from “what’s IRC” to finding a client to learning how to use the client to joining the right server, then the right channel, only to find that the reward for all that effort is no backscroll, no context, and no idea who you’re talking to or if you’re in the right place.”
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