Plans are going into effect to form a new IRC network which will be called “SpeakEasyHub.org”. There will be 3 servers in 3 locations: Luxembourg, Las Vegas, and New York.
Still trying to work out a vision for the network, however I intend a very loose rule set. Tor connections will be allowed, SSL will be enabled, there will be no explicit scanning for open proxies. Privacy will be above all else, while maintaining security of the network and ensuring appropriate, respectful interaction between all parties connected to any part of the Speakeasyhub system.
The network will ideally be self policing. I think the concept of operator and user is a bit antiquated. ChanOps can be abusive and sometimes there is little recourse. A full plan of how the network will run will be documented over the next few weeks and the servers will be brought online.