IRC Channels and Cloaks

The FSFE is using Freenode for our IRC communication and most of the activity takes place in the #fsfe channel. Other channels may be created on the fly and be called things like #fsfe-newcampaign and so on, as it's needed, but in general, there's not enough talk in #fsfe that having any kind of related discussion there would cause a problem in most cases. We have a group registration with Freenode, which means we're responsible for all channels with #fsfe-* names as well as cloaks of the form @fsfe/<name>.

Our current group contacts with Freenode are Max (mxmehl on IRC) and Heiki (Repentinus).


If you want to have an FSFE cloak enabled for your Freenode name, please send a mail to contact (a) In order to have an FSFE cloak, you must: (a) have your name registered with NickServ (see the Freenode knowledge base for information), and (b) have an account on the FSFE's systems (meaning you're either a volunteer, supporter, or staff). Please see this Wiki page about volunteer accounts and how to create one.

Our cloaks generally take the form of fsfe/username, where username corresponds to an entry in our account database. Employees and volunteers with defined responsibilities may be granted a cloak of the form fsfe/descriptor/username. The following descriptors are currently in use:

TechDocs/IRC (last edited 2021-01-05 22:16:33 by repentinus)