[sane-devel] IRC

Zdenek Dohnal zdohnal at redhat.com
Fri Jun 18 05:35:17 BST 2021

Hi all,

the proposition was made by me - personally I don't use IRC for 
contacting/communicating with SANE community, however I found out there 
is an IRC way mentioned in docs/sane.man file and it points users to 

More info about what happened to freenode and why community moved to 
Libera.chat here[1] .

Then I checked whether there is a chat room in Libera.chat, found out it 
exists and some people are connected to it, so I proposed it in the 
merge request [2] .

However I'm not against removing the IRC paragraph in sane.man as whole 
if community marks it as unneeded, but I found it as a more invasive 
change and there can be people who actually use IRC for SANE, so I 
didn't go for that type of change.


[2] https://gitlab.com/sane-project/backends/-/merge_requests/637

On 6/17/21 4:59 PM, Ralph Little wrote:
> Hi,
> A proposition has been made that we alter our website to direct people 
> for IRC to Libera Chat rather than Freenode.
> Personally, I do not use IRC at all, so I have no real opinion on this 
> question.
> I have nothing against Freenode myself, but if users have moved off of 
> Freenode, then I guess the question is rather moot.
> I understand that people sometimes have quite strong views on these 
> things so I guess I'm putting it out there for comment.
> Cheers,
> Ralph
Zdenek Dohnal
Software Engineer
Red Hat Czech - Brno TPB-C

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