Jens Holmqvist zparta at
Mon Jan 10 16:40:46 PST 2005

there is already a #freebsd on the freenode network and it is
everything you want

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 14:00:02 -0800 (PST), Anil Gaddam <anilmx at> wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD team,
> My name is Anil C. Gaddam. I am interested in starting
> an official FreeBSD IRC channel. I will start the
> channel on Freenode IRC network. Freenode thrives to
> host many official supports channels for various
> open-source projects. Currently Freenode is home to
> Gentto, fedora, and debian. It is also home to widely
> known projects such as phpbb. Given permission from
> the appropriate authority, I can host a official
> channel IRC support channel for Freebsd. This will
> greatly benifit newbie users and others who are
> experiencing problems and try to seek a "quick fix".
> About freenode:
> freenode, a service of Peer-Directed Projects Center.
> PDPC is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt
> corporation.
> He is how freenode describes it self:
> In 1998, the network had about 200 users and less than
> 20 channels. We currently peak at over 20,000 users
> and contain a wide variety of project channels. It's
> hard to maintain a friendly IRC environment, and we
> put a lot of effort into it. It requires social hacks
> and software hacks. We continue to grow and we'll keep
> working to ensure that the network remains a
> productive and a useful place.
> =====
> Sincerely yours,
> Anil Gaddam.
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