This is a list of FOSS communities in India who has a presence on IRC

Name Channel Server(s)
FOSS Community India #fsci
GNU India #gnu-india
Linux India ##linux-india
Hackers India #hackers-india
Indlinux #indlinux
Debian India #debian-in,#debianindia
KDE India #kde-in
GNU aka GNU/Hurd India
Linuxchix #indichix
SMC Project #smc-project
ILUG Cochin #ilugkochi
Hackerdom Thrissur #hackerdom
GNU/Linux Lovers #gnulinuxlovers

How to use matrix as an IRC client to join #fsci

  • See this guide for freenode specific instructions
  1. On Matrix, open a new chat (with Riot app this is the "+" sign on the bottom right)
  2. Invite to the new chat
  3. Say !nick <yournick>
  4. A request for new chat with NickServ will pop up (if not invite Accept it.
  5. Send "REGISTER <password> <email>" to register your nickname.
  6. "identify <password>" can be used to authenticate (in case the bridge reconnects)

Send this "!cmd MODE #<channel name> +Me *!*@gateway/shell/*" to to ban all unregistred nicks except matrix bridged users (for Freenode channels).

On OFTC "!cmd MODE #<channel name> +Me *!*@2001:470:1af1:101::*" to (For OFTC channels), though it does not seem to work, more here