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On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 05:55:27PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> I would like the fundraising notices on OPN to stop. Hundreds and thousands
> Debian users are not subject to such things in the rest of Debian, they
> should not be subject to it when they join IRC looking for help in #debian.
> I think other Debian developers would agree with me, but I'm asking on this
> list to be sure -- what do you think?

I'd like them to stop as well.

> I talked to some OPN people and to some OFTC people, exploring our options.
> An OPN source that wishes to remain anonymous ;) has told me that lilo would
> like to keep #debian (and #debian*), so if we showed that we really dislike
> the fundraising spam, they might stop sending it.

OFTC seems attractive.  I think it is worth pursuing a move to OFTC if it
means the end of the spam.

> We have successfully worked with OPN for years. Several Debian developers
> were also OPN admins, and several still are. I would hate to see us depart,
> but OPN definitely seems to be going into a different direction than we are.

I agree.

> Once again, what do you people think?

I have founded and maintain several irc channels at OPN.  My reason for
establishing them on OPN was to be on the same network as the rest of the
Debian community.  If Debian moves to OFTC, I will be asking my users to
consider moving to OFTC as well.  Basically, I want to stay where the free
software community is.

If, on the other hand, the problems with OPN administration can be resolved
without resorting to a move, so much the better.

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