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An IRC network mainly giving a home to open source and free software projects.

The main server rotation is

IPv6 users can specify

freenode is a special-purpose, not a general-purpose, discussion network, currently implemented on Internet Relay Chat (IRC). It exists to support specific communities. It provides an interactive environment for coordination and support of peer-directed projects, including those relating to free software and open source. Our aim is to help our participants to improve their communicative and collaborative skills and to maintain a friendly, efficient environment for project coordination and technical support. For more information about the network philosophy, please take a look here.


Freenode is also home to the various Wikipedia related channels.

Pointers to freenode currently include:,,,,,, and


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