Hey #awk squad: we're on @liberachat now, FYI. irc://irc.libera.chat:6697/#awk

C'mon by!

Just went and registered my usual nick on #liberachat. I don't hang out on #irc very much, but it's a good place to go when you have questions.

@dentangle it's something we're chasing up with them, hopefully it's resolved soon

@izaya hopefully in the future when we have a bit more time (and rest!) it's something we can look into further.

@izaya we don't have any plans for a central bridge, but I know that some communities have bridges. There's a small room on libera that might be worth stopping into that will have inter-op interested people.

The FSF and GNU are moving their official IRC channels to the Libera.chat network. Read more about the transition and rationale for our decision: u.fsf.org/3em

A tale of two IRC networks:

#Freenode: kicked us out of our channels, harassed one of our ops on their home page, made supposedly "draft" policy changes to permit hate speech

#LiberaChat: participated in *our* forum to address questions about governance and non-profit structure and asked for feedback on improvements: <meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php>

Hmm 🤔

@clacke mastodon - i was certain I just put foo:libera.chat in. Let's see what it does here.

@JoYo I think mastodon does this automatically to things that look like links - the same typo is repeated on other posts.

Some big news to round off the trifecta of our IRC gateways: our matrix bridge is now available! You can connect to foo:libera.chat where is the channel.

A big thanks to @matrix for their support - we know a lot of our communities view Matrix access as a big deal!

RIGHT! It’s beta, but we have a Matrix bridge up for @liberachat@twitter.com: you can connect to #foo:libera.chat where #foo is the channel. Huge thanks to the team for letting us expose the network on Matrix! We are also working through fixing the bridge bug backlog :)

@Br0m3x @phryk it's an incremental improvement. It's still valuable for those who can get a trusted connection once but then need to use IRC in an environment where Tor is advisable.
In any case, the hope is to close the clearnet hole at some point - as mentioned, perhaps something like hackints registration gateway.

@phryk I'm really hoping we can one day do something like what hackint have, but we're a fair way off it yet. Thanks for understanding.

@phryk Tor IRC is a significant source of abuse, so SASL is required to make is usable at all.

I agree that having a first-use clearnet connection is really unideal, but it's a massive step up to only ever need to make 1 trusted connection, and from thereon be secure in Tor.

This is the same as the previous setup we maintained, and we're looking at implementing ways to close the gap, so please bear with us for now. Sorry we're not all the way there yet.

~kline

Hi fedi, glad to have some more news for you. Today we've launched our webchat and Tor onion services.

Webchat is available at: web.libera.chat/

And information on connection via Tor is available here: libera.chat/guides/connect#acc

Please note: Tor requires an existing account with CertFP/ECDSA challenge configured.

We know that these gateways, and Matrix, are a big deal to some projects, so I hope we can continue to welcome projects and hopefully we have news about Matrix tomorrow!

@Br0m3x Tor launches in the next few hours, as we run our final public acceptance tests.

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