Announcing Ubuntu’s move to Libera Chat

Serge Hallyn (ubuntu) sehhubuntu at
Thu May 27 14:19:02 UTC 2021

On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 12:32:20AM -0500, José Antonio Rey wrote:
> Hello all,
> As many of you might have heard, the freenode IRC network changed
> management a couple of days ago [1], in what I personally identify as a
> hostile takeover. As part of that, the Ubuntu IRC Council, supported by the
> Community Council, published a resolution [2] suggesting the move to Libera
> Chat. The former IRC Council and their successors immediately started
> working on moving our channels, users, and tooling over to Libera Chat.
> As of around 3:00 UTC today, freenode’s new management believed that our
> channel topics and messaging pointing users in the right direction were
> outside of their policy, and rather than consulting with the IRC Council,
> they performed yet another hostile takeover [3], this time of the Ubuntu
> namespaces, including flavors, as well as other spaces from projects who
> were also using freenode for communication.

Is that not a trademark issue?

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