Any TLDR on what's happened to freenode?
@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.
His behavior since the exodus has begun has been less than honorable and has fueled even more exodus. I hope he's happy with his decisions. He'll forever be framed as the jerk who took over freenode and ruined it. Perception is much more important than truth in this instance. He's done a horrible job of managing perception.
He was CEO of a whole lot of nothing. Frankly, I think he went wrong when he created the Official Freenode Board™ and put only himself on it; it should've consisted of actual Freenode stakeholders (admins and users – or chosen representatives of such). Everything else was miscommunication (ish), but *that*…
@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.
@lyndon new management took over, seized channels that mentioned Libera in it, and chaos has ensued since.
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