[Development] Changes to Freenode's IRC

Aleix Pol aleixpol at kde.org
Sun May 23 01:34:40 CEST 2021

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 6:09 PM Giuseppe D'Angelo via Development
<development at qt-project.org> wrote:
> On 21/05/2021 16:26, Aleix Pol wrote:
> > I'd say embracing matrix can only be a positive iteration for the Qt
> > project. I've personally been in #qt-labs for about a year through our
> > matrix servers and it has served its purpose.
> >
> > You are welcome to join KDE's matrix server and give it a go. If Qt
> > decides to make this the default way to proceed, our sysadmins can
> > help make sure the adequate bridges are in place for a painless
> > transition.
> > https://community.kde.org/Matrix
> Timeout :) of course (...I hope...) anyone is free to use KDE's matrix
> and create Qt-specific channels in there.
> But:
> 1) that doesn't mean that KDE is *endorsing* the #qt- channels on its
> Matrix instance (for that, I'd expect an official KDE decision,
> nominating someone from Qt to take care after those channels, etc.etc.?)

KDE is happy to have Qt over and let the adequate (To be defined)
people take care of the channels. Take it as you may.

> 2) That doesn't mean that the Qt Project is *endorsing* its presence on
> such channels (for that, we need a Qt Project decision, then a KDE
> decision, etc.etc.?)

I know, that's why we are offering it as a possibility, not imposing it on you.

> 3) That also doesn't mean that KDE's Matrix will be bridged to
> Libera.Chat's Qt channels instead of/as well as Freenode's (was such a
> decision already taken, or does it depend on the decision from this thread?)

No, it does not depend on the decision on this thread. That said, as
far as I know, there can be other networks bridged into matrix. I'm
not an expert on the topic anyway.

And sure, you can detach the move to the server from the technology
being used, although in my perspective whichever IRC server is used
will continue a barrier of adoption for new contributors.


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