>I've heard it suggested by a variety of people that we should move the
>official irc.debian.org alias away from freenode to oftc. I can see
Yes, the lilo-haters have been saying this for years.
So far nobody proposed better arguments than "we do not like freenode".
FWIW, while I have a client permanently connected to OFTC I do not
remember ever needing to join a channel there, except the always-idle
#debian-mirrors some years ago.