Chapter 1. Introduction

This document describes how normal users can interact via the dancer IRC server. It is intended as a guide and reference for users and channel operators, specifically on the Open Projects network (OPN).

This is not a beginners guide to IRC. For help with general IRC commands, visit This document only extends to the things which are different in dancer, and channel management on OPN.

OPN exists primarily to provide IRC hosting for opensource projects and things associated with them, along with all kinds of other community-oriented groups. Note that it is not primarily a chat network, and it is most definately not for pr0n/music/warez trading or cracker activities. It's IRC server has been designed to promote calm, reasoned discourse, in accordance with OPN philosophy.