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Re: hackint IRC channel for FSD

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: hackint IRC channel for FSD
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 19:26:09 -0400

regardless of which IRC network is recommended, _someone_ could
offer the same argument, against it

if the #fsf channel were still on freenode, people could complain
that there is no alternative to freenode - if the FSF instead,
hosted its own IRC network, it would not affect the (in)validity
of the "lack of alternatives" argument

the only other solution to this supposed problem, would be to
establish a channel on every chat network, preferred by each
participant - the result would be multiple, smaller, isolated
discussions, rather than a unified "meeting"

it is simply not possible to please everyone

the community always has the option to operate their own
discussion channels; but the project members can not be expected
to monitor them all - until very recently, i could not name a
single example of a project which maintains duplicate IRC
channels - for the ones which are doing it now, it is a
regretful burden, done reluctantly as a concession (and probably

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