@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.
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*…
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