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Debian IRC Network moves to OFTC

The Debian Project                                http://www.debian.org/
Debian IRC Network moves to OFTC                        press@debian.org
June 4th, 2006                  http://www.debian.org/News/2006/20060604

Debian IRC Network moves to OFTC

Starting with today the Debian IRC host alias irc.debian.org directs
to irc.oftc.net maintained by the Open and Free Technology Community
(OFTC).  An increasing number of online discussions has been taken
place in this network already despite irc.debian.org pointing to a
different network.  In recognition of that, Debian has decided to move
the irc.debian.org alias over.

The Debian project wishes to thank Freenode <http://freenode.net/>,
the well-known Free Software friendly IRC network that has been
providing the IRC service for Debian for the past years.

IRC clients configured to connect to irc.debian.org (as with most IRC
clients packaged in Debian) should need no changes by users wishing to
follow the changeover, but long-running clients may need to be
reconnected or restarted.  Developers will be on hand in most of the
common development channels on both networks in case any help is

About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by more than
thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the
Internet.  Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature,
and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux

The Debian project's key strengths are its volunteer base, its dedication
to the Debian Social Contract, and its commitment to provide the best
operating system possible.

About OFTC

The Open and Free Technology Community <http://www.oftc.net/oftc/>
aims to provide stable and effective collaboration services to members
of the community in any part of the world, while closely listening to
their needs and desires.  It is also a sister organisation of Debian,
as both are supported and represented by Software in the Public
Interest, Inc. <http://www.spi-inc.org/>.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<http://www.debian.org/> or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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