For people who are sad about Freenode, I am too.
I want everyone to take courage, though, because picking up and moving our crap elsewhere is freedom. It's the freedom given to us by IRC, by federated services, and by FLOSS software in general.
We only have this freedom because IRC isn't *owned*. This was and is the best thing about the open internet, and it's worth preserving as much as we can.
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