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For those not familar with IRC have a look at the Wikipedia definition and download a software program for your operating-system so you can participate in the CC channel.

There is a Creative Commons IRC channel on the freenode network, called #creativecommons.

There is also a channel for CC's free software development work: #creativecommons-dev.

People

Some people use IRC nicks that may or may not correspond to their actual names, and sometimes it's just not clear who people are. If you would like to be listed so that people can better identify you, add yourself here (in alphabetical order):

  • billytwosheds: Billy Meinke, CC Education staff
  • mattl: Matt Lee, CC Tech
  • mindspillage (or mind|wandering): Kat Walsh, CC Legal staff.
  • stace: Paul Stacey, CC Education staff
  • tvol: Timothy Vollmer, CC Policy staff.


IRC help

Nicknames on IRC are on a per-server basis. We use the freenode server exclusively, so registering a nickname is a one-time deal.

First change your nickname to something unique:

   /nick mattl

Registration

When you have chosen your nickname register it with the nickname service.

   /msg nickserv register password email

Replacing password with a strong password and email with your email address. For example:

   /msg nickserv register sci3nce!! punkish@creativecommons.biz

You should save this password in your IRC client, if you can.

On IRCCloud:

  • Click the name of the network (freenode) on the right of the screen
  • Then click edit
  • Expand the advanced options to find a place to save your nickserv password.

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