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Jonas is a dad, husband, tinkerer, thinker and traveler. He's passionate about the future and bringing people together, from all fields of free and open.

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IRC cloaks on Freenode available

Jonas ÖbergJonas Öberg

If you're a Freenode user, and an FSFE fellow or volunteer, perhaps regularly a part of our #fsfe channel, you now have the option of getting an FSFE-affiliated cloak. For those of you who don't know, an IRC cloak is a replacement for your IP number or domain name when people query your name on IRC, so instead of showing up as "jonas at 192.243.8.174" (as an example), you'd show up as "jonas at fsfe/jonas" 1.

I documented this here: https://wiki.fsfe.org/TechDocs/FellowshipServices#IRC

If you want a cloak, you need to have a NickServ registered name, an FSFE account (by being a Fellow or a volunteer2), and you need to let me know you want one: I'll communicate this to the Freenode staff which will activate your cloak.

As there may be quite a few cloak requests in the beginning, I'll collect requests and send to Freenode on a ~weekly basis. Get in touch at jonasatfsfe.org :)

  1. Please note though that a cloak while giving some privacy does not give you perfect privacy and it's generally not much of a problem for someone to figure out your IP address anyway.

  2. See https://wiki.fsfe.org/TechDocs/AccountCreation for more information.

Jonas Öberg
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Jonas Öberg

Jonas is a dad, husband, tinkerer, thinker and traveler. He's passionate about the future and bringing people together, from all fields of free and open.