Freenode Group Registration

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Apr 9 17:56:41 EDT 2007

Luke Schierer spake unto us the following wisdom:
> If our own product is insufficient to be used for group IM, then we
> should consider that a significant flaw, and work to address it. In my
> experience, nothing motivates us to address flaws like being hindered by
> them.

I agree -- except that I consider one-on-one or few-to-few chats to be
something quite different from chats with many users, a lot of churn,
and a large number of idlers.  Due to this, I would want a different
interface for each.  I don't see the fact that Pidgin (finch) does not
address this interface as necessarily a downside, though handling each
with a reasonable measure of alacrity would be nice.

In other words, I think true IRC-style communication might be a little
out of scope for "instant messaging".  However, I think it's a
related-enough technology that we might decide to put it also under
our umbrella.


The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws [that have no remedy
for evils].  They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor
determined to commit crimes.
		-- Cesare Beccaria, "On Crimes and Punishments", 1764
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