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If you don't want to download anything (or are on a computer where you can't install programs), don't worry!  You don't need to!
 
If you don't want to download anything (or are on a computer where you can't install programs), don't worry!  You don't need to!
  
In addition to the above programs that support IRC, you can visit [http://freeculture.org/contact.php] to find a web-based portal to '''#freeculture'''.  Just choose a nickname to use (with no spaces) and go!
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In addition to the above programs that support IRC, you can visit http://freeculture.org/contact.php to find a web-based portal to '''#freeculture'''.  Just choose a nickname to use (with no spaces) and go!
  
 
This may be particularly useful if you have trouble connecting via other mechanisms.
 
This may be particularly useful if you have trouble connecting via other mechanisms.

Revision as of 18:51, 28 May 2007

Internet Relay Chat, or IRC, is an online protocol used to chat in near-realtime. IRC predates instant messaging and is particularly popular among F/OSS developers.

FreeCulture.org uses IRC for meetings and community chats, because

  1. it is an open protocol, and
  2. it is widely supported, including popular F/OSS implementations

FreeCulture.org maintains an IRC channel at #freeculture on server irc.freenode.net. Click here if you have an IRC client installed.

How to use

IRC is widely supported by many programs. Below are a few:

If your ISP attempts to block IRC, there are ways around an IRC block.

Web portal

If you don't want to download anything (or are on a computer where you can't install programs), don't worry! You don't need to!

In addition to the above programs that support IRC, you can visit http://freeculture.org/contact.php to find a web-based portal to #freeculture. Just choose a nickname to use (with no spaces) and go!

This may be particularly useful if you have trouble connecting via other mechanisms.

See also

External links