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IRC (Instant Relay Chat) is a protocol that allows a large number of people to create or join a chat room to carry out discussions. Many people in the free software community use it to connect with each other and collaborate on projects. Some call it old-fashioned, we call it "timeless."
 
IRC (Instant Relay Chat) is a protocol that allows a large number of people to create or join a chat room to carry out discussions. Many people in the free software community use it to connect with each other and collaborate on projects. Some call it old-fashioned, we call it "timeless."
  
Connecting to an IRC channel requires a dedicated program, called an IRC client.  On GNU/Linux, [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/X-Chat XChat], [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/HexChat HexChat], and [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Pidgin Pidgin] are among the most popular.  To use IRC through the terminal, the most popular options are [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Irssi irssi] and [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/WeeChat WeeChat].
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Connecting to an IRC network requires a dedicated program, called an IRC client.  On GNU/Linux, [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/X-Chat XChat], [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/HexChat HexChat], and [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Pidgin Pidgin] are among the most popular.  To use IRC through the terminal, the most popular options are [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Irssi irssi] and [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/WeeChat WeeChat].
  
 
Once you install any one of these, enter the server and channel names to connect.
 
Once you install any one of these, enter the server and channel names to connect.
  
 
One of the most popular servers for free software is [https://freenode.net/ freenode].  Some free software channels you might want to join are: #fsf, #gnu, and #libreplanet. Most free software projects have their own dedicated IRC channel, such as #bash and #emacs.
 
One of the most popular servers for free software is [https://freenode.net/ freenode].  Some free software channels you might want to join are: #fsf, #gnu, and #libreplanet. Most free software projects have their own dedicated IRC channel, such as #bash and #emacs.

Revision as of 20:04, 22 October 2020

IRC (Instant Relay Chat) is a protocol that allows a large number of people to create or join a chat room to carry out discussions. Many people in the free software community use it to connect with each other and collaborate on projects. Some call it old-fashioned, we call it "timeless."

Connecting to an IRC network requires a dedicated program, called an IRC client. On GNU/Linux, XChat, HexChat, and Pidgin are among the most popular. To use IRC through the terminal, the most popular options are irssi and WeeChat.

Once you install any one of these, enter the server and channel names to connect.

One of the most popular servers for free software is freenode. Some free software channels you might want to join are: #fsf, #gnu, and #libreplanet. Most free software projects have their own dedicated IRC channel, such as #bash and #emacs.