Libera Chat

IRC network operated by Swedish nonprofit Libera Chat

Libera Chat, also known as Libera.Chat, is an IRC network for free and open source software projects. It was founded on 19 May 2021[1] by former Freenode staff members, after Freenode was taken over by Andrew Lee.[2][3]

Libera Chat
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Founded19 May 2021; 18 months ago (19 May 2021)
Primary DNSircs://
Average users20,000
Average channels15,000
Content/subjectPublic / unrestricted


  1. "Libera Chat". Libera Chat. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  2. Beschizza, Rob (2021-05-19). "Freenode IRC staff quit after new owner "seizes" control of network". Boing Boing. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  3. "Developers Flee Open Source Project After 'Takeover' By Korean Crown Prince". Retrieved 2021-06-08.