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

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

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

  • See this guide for freenode specific instructions

How to Use a OFTC-Registered Nickname on matrix.org

As described here: If you have a OFTC-registered nickname and want to use it from Matrix, you can do it like this:

  1. On Matrix, open a new chat (with Riot app this is the "+" sign on the bottom right)
  2. Invite @oftc-irc:matrix.org to the new chat
  3. Say !nick <yournick>
  4. A request for new chat with NickServ will pop up. Accept it and identify yourself with your OFTC password (identify <password>)

Voila, you'll be using your OFTC-registered nick through Matrix, being able to use multiple devices simultaneously with shared history and all!

How to Start Private IRC Chats, like /msg or /query

On Matrix, open a new chat (with Riot app this is the "+" sign on the bottom right) Invite @_oftc_<nick>:matrix.org to the new chat (replace <nick> with the nick name. For example, to start a chat with NickServ, invite @_oftc_NickServ:matrix.org)

To register a nick use /msg NickServ REGISTER <password> <email> ie, with your direct chat with @_oftc_NickServ:matrix.org, send REGISTER <password> <email>

This works for nicks that are known to matrix.org, i.e. if the nick has never joined an IRC channel that was bridged to matrix it won't work.