Freenode

freenode, formerly known as Open Projects Network, is an IRC network used to discuss peer-directed projects. Their servers are all accessible from the domain name chat.freenode.net, which load balances connections by using the actual servers in rotation. In 2010, it became the largest free and open source software-focused IRC network and, as of 2013, the largest IRC network, regardless of focus, encompassing more than 80,000 users and 40,000 channels, gaining almost 5,000 new users per year.

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Rob Levin - History
... freenode began as a 4-person Linux support channel called #LinPeople on EFnet, another IRC network ... In 2002 the name changed to freenode and the Peer-Directed Projects Center (PDPC) was founded ... June 24, 2006, a user with the nickname "ratbert" gained the network privileges of freenode administrator Rob Levin (lilo) and took control of the network ...
Rob Levin - Peer-Directed Projects Center
... The PDPC is known as the organization which ran the freenode IRC network, where many prominent open source projects host their official IRC channels ... PDPC was created to run the freenode network and to establish a variety of programs relating to peer-directed project communities ... The GNU Project uses the freenode network for communication ...
Freenode - Rob Levin - OpenProjects
... In 2003 The Register (UK) reported that Levin mismanaged funds intended for the OPN, quoting him as writing that they went "to paying bills, to paying the rent, to buying food and necessities.". ...
Comparison Of Internet Relay Chat Daemons - Servers
... IRCD-Hybrid, ircu, ShadowIRCd C 2005 charybdis-3.3.0 GPL/BSD dancer-ircd freenode Hybrid 6 C 1999 ? (replaced by hyperion) GPL DreamForge DALnet irc2.8.mu3 C 1994 (dal), 1997 ...