I was pretty neutral about whether we should pull
irc.debian.org away from freenode, but a recent incident makes me
wonder how developer friendly freenode is anymore.
After some discussion earlier in the day about music players,
ipods, and free software one can flash on ipods, I decided to clean
up my variant of the Green5 rockbox theme and presented screenshots
The images are still at
fairly innocuous, as you can see.
I was immediately klined from freenode, no if, and, or buts --
apparently on the grounds that Spam is not tolerated. Why screenshots
of free software players are Spam on a debian development channel is
beyond me -- but obviously this is not a good thing to happen on a
OFTC seem to not have such a draconian policy, I suggest we
move all Debian channels off freenode.
I am CC'ing the freenode staff on this message, so they do not
get blind sided.
Laughter is the closest distance between two people. Victor Borge
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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