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[ledgersmb-users] Do we need an IRC channel?
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[ledgersmb-users] Do we need an IRC channel?


Due to some turbulence around FreeNode (none of which I care to repeat here), almost all open source projects have left the FreeNode IRC network. This applies to the LedgerSMB project too.

Some projects moved to the OFTC network, a new IRC network called libera.chat was created and many projects moved there. Some projects decided to ditch IRC completely and move to Discourse, Slack or Matrix. For many projects, this simply meant discontinuing their 'official' IRC channel as they already had Discourse, Slack or Matrix presence.

LedgerSMB has had Matrix (See https://element.io/) presence for many years. Our Matrix channel used to me "bridged" to the FreeNode IRC channel. This connection has now been severed; meaning that at the moment, we only have a Matrix channel as our community support channel.

Now that the ties have been severed, this begs the question: should we create a new bridge to IRC (e.g. to the libera.chat network)? Or do we not need an IRC network at all and will we be happy to stick with our existing Matrix channel (see https://app.element.io/#/room/#ledgersmb:matrix.org)?

As the project committee, we'd love to hear from you so we can best serve you.

Thank you for sharing your considerations!



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