As some of you may have read over the past days, there has been an ownership dispute over the [freenode.net](https://freenode.net) network. The IRC network has been used by Arch Linux and many other projects over the past decades as a platform for discussion and support.
The dispute led to the exodus of most former freenode staff from the network and the founding of a new network: [libera.chat](https://libera.chat)
Starting today, Arch Linux and its sister projects [Arch Linux ARM](https://archlinuxarm.org) and [Arch Linux 32](https://archlinux32.org) will begin migrating the official IRC channels from freenode.net to libera.chat. Please bear with us as this can take some time to be fully settled in.
We thank the freenode community for the many years of great service and collaboration.