Libera is a year old. Thanks for supporting us, because it's been a pleasure supporting you.

Hello and good morning,a critical vulnerability in the Matrix IRC bridge has been patched, deployed, and disclosed (see for details) and we will shortly be disconnecting all affected third party Matrix bridges we can find in the interest of protecting their users.

Original toot by Matrix folk:

thanks for the cooperation and stay safe out there, folk

I normally post identically on twitter as I do here, but I think this crowd doesn't need to hear this as much, perhaps (love you, fediverse):

I hear slack is down... perfect time to try out zulip? (Outreachy uses it!) Or meet me on xmpp or back on IRC at @liberachat? So many options!

Hello fedi. At last nights staff meeting we decided to update our privacy policy regarding data we keep to tackle abuse. Our updated policy is available at , and you can see the specific change we made here:

As this year slowly comes to an end, we wrote a blog post with a 2021 review: We wish all of you a happy holiday season and happy festivities if you celebrate, and all the best for 2022!

Hi everyone. In September we announced that we wanted to extend how long nicks lasted before become expirable on libera.

After the 10w waiting period, we've now brought this change into effect - nicks now only become eligible to expire (on request) after 20w.

If you missed it first time around, the blogpost was here:

KDE's 25th Anniversary site is LIVE! It contains all the information for activities, interesting facts, advice on how to contribute, merch, and much more!

Check back often! We are adding stuff all the time. #KDE25years

, one of our hosted projects and channels, just released 3.10.0:

"Python 3.10.0, the newest major release of the Python programming language, is out now! Get it here: Highlights include: pattern matching, writing union types as X | Y, much improved error messages, and support for OpenSSL 3.0!"

technical details: Lets Encrypt attempted to mitigate their new root cert not being trusted on old devices by cross-signing it with their old root cert (details here but this broke old openssl, so we've ditched this mitigation ~jess (via kline)

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Due to fallout from Lets Encrypt's root certificate expiry (, some users may have had issues whilst trying to connect to us today. We think we've fixed the bulk of the problem now, but feel free to email us at if you still have issues.

Libera intends to extend the expiry time on inactive nicks. Previously, nicks that were inactive would expire at 10 weeks, at which point they could be dropped (subject to staff discretion) for re-use.
In 10 weeks, (4 Dec 21) we will double this to 20 weeks to expire.

You can read more in our blog post here:

We just crossed 100 man-days of accumulated staff on call time. Neat!

On libera, `/stats p` shows the list of staff who are available to support you. It can be a good port of call if you need staff specific help.

The fastest way is usually , but we understand that there are some questions that need an authoritative or privileged response.

Hey everyone. Our latest blog covering what we've been up to the last month is out. It covers some of the guides and docs we've been working on, as well as some behind the scenes stuff we do to keep the servers healthy.

You can find it here:

Hope you're all having a good weekend!

Moved the @mediagoblin IRC to Extraordinary work by the @liberachat staff to rebuild such important community infrastructure!

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