Peter Stuge transcribed 1.3K bytes:
But please dont use freenode irc or any other IRC
server that are
blocking TOR users.
Net neutrality is important. Please dont move
coreboot into the
situation that you cant register because of broken net neutrality.
This is a good point, thanks for bringing it up.
Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
Quoting that page, "The hidden service requires SASL authentication."
Requiring authentication clearly goes against the spirit of both Tor
and net neutrality; so depending on freenode services to authenticate
contributions turns out to be a bad idea.
But handling spam takes effort, which in turn takes (time || money),
and there is no technical one-shot solution. At a minimum it requires
recurring engineering on the order of a few days every few months.
There is indeed a tradeoff here, between accessibility and cost.
At secushare we are using psyced (a visible implementation of the PSYC 0.99/1 protocol
is running at psyed.org
for almost 2 decades now) as a daily chat server,
accessible via webchat, irc, ircs, telnet, xmpp, etc through tor
and through "clearnet".
Through my time spend on various IRC centric networks I have found
no better solution, IRC is fundamentally broken.
The mufhd0 network which A/I (Autistici/Inventati) runs requires no
checks for tor users, aswell as the hackint network (or at least they
used to, no idea what hackint is doing these days), and psyced.org
There are some more networks and servers like this, but their number is
I would like a two-tier system of authenticated
reviewers like on Wikipedia
very much, and as a minimum-effort one-shot solution I think that would last
the longest time, but it still needs to be implemented.
Wiki admins: Would that need more effort than IRC integration?
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