You've reached freenode, an IRC network providing discussion facilities for the Free and Open Source Software communities, not-for-profit organizations, and related communities. In 1998, the network had about 200 users and less than 20 channels. Fifteen years later, the network peaks at over 80,000 users. freenode provides facilities to a variety of groups and organizations. See our network policies and philosophy if you want to know more. If you're interested in looking around the network, please come see us, or have a look at our blog. freenode is run entirely by volunteers hailing from the wider FOSS communities which we serve.