Following a vote among project members on May 26th, it has been decided
that OpenWrt moves its official IRC presence to the OFTC network.
To learn about how to connect or register on OFTC, refer to the network's
homepage at https://www.oftc.net/.
You can find the most up-to-date information about OpenWrt's IRC presence at
has this decision something to do with the witch hunt described here?
Freenode simply has lost the trust of a few projects to operate one of their communication channels, OpenWrt is one of them.
Good article above. Shame about the lefty woke aspect.
What in the world are you talking about, "lefty woke aspect"?