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On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 05:06:27PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > >   - Switching networks without some significant advantage stinks of
> > >     politics too much for me.
> > >   - It increases the chances we'll have to do it again, and we lose the
> > >     stability that has made the network useful.
> > 
> > The significant advantage is that we stop endorsing a network that collects
> > spurious donations from our users, the people who we are supposed to help,
> > not help waste their money.
> > 
> > I think the risk to our reputation with our users over financing policies
> > outweighs the risk of moving them to another network.
> I don't agree; it is quite clear that the Freenode advertisements are
> not Debian-related.

How does that matter? We still encourage Debian users to go there.

> > > OFTC is too much of a wild card, which I think is clear to any detached
> > > observer from reading the traffic in this thread.
> > 
> > A wild card, as opposed to OPN, which has started an annoying and wrong
> > fundraising campaign, is trying to found a new charity despite the fact
> > lilo is an SPI advisor, and, of course, has just changed its name? :)
> A wild _technical_ card.  I refuse to support a move that we don't have
> technical confidence in; despite the splits, OpenProjects has not been
> a disappointment on that side.

That doesn't make sense -- OFTC seems to be led by people who were staff on
OPN. We haven't tested their technical expertise by seeing a 500-user
#debian run on their new network, but other than asuffield's opinion that
they are all worthless, I see no reason to believe they couldn't do what
they used to do on OPN, on OFTC.

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