With the fall of freenode and rise of libera.chat, one thing is clear to me:
Not everyone in the FOSS community wants or have resources(time/money) to self-host everything and a centralized service isn't too bad for things that are open and public.
@surendrajat you have to know your strengths and in what you find joy; if you don't find joy in hosting your own stuff and have enough trust in the hosted solution, why would you host it yourself?
My main concern is continuation; I want to be able to self-host in case the company in question decides to pull a Google, then I want to continue myself 😃
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