[coreboot] New bugtracker/wiki registration process - please do not use freenode irc servers

Taiidan at gmx.com Taiidan at gmx.com
Tue Oct 31 20:50:14 CET 2017

On 10/31/2017 10:50 AM, dz6g239 at tuta.io wrote:

> The coreboot maintainer agreed that the recent registration process should be changed. There was a talk about to use a irc bot + webchat for that instead of the more common captcha.
> I think IRC would not be something that all people understand directly but ok, it would be still better then the solution we have now.
Yeah, re-captcha uses browser fingerprinting and supports AI research so 
it isn't a good choice.
> But please dont use freenode irc or any other IRC server that are blocking TOR users. There are people that run TOR exit nodes at home. Those people are providing great diversity for having a non centrialized TOR network.
> Freenode is a terrible example of a network that is blocking people who try to give everyone on the world free internet access. Please do not use freenode if you implement such a IRC-registration process. Please run your own IRC server for such things to not block any IP on this world. IP- or port-blocking is discrimination of usecases and it is a bad example of not following the net neutrality.
> Net neutrality is important. Please dont move coreboot into the situation that you cant register because of broken net neutrality.
Yeah agreed - freenode sucks, they block VPN's even the one they 
advertise on their homepage.

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