Archive:IRC

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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

In addition to the above programs that support IRC, there are various web-based IRC portals, including [1] and [2] from which you can access #freeculture. In the first field, erase the default nickname and enter your name with no spaces. In the second field, make sure that irc.freenode.net is the selected server. In the third field, erase the default channel and enter #freeculture. Then, press the login button.

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

See also

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