Topical and Reference Groups

These groups provide references services and manage moderated discussion on specific topic areas. They assert no legal or informal rights to the unofficial topical or reference channels they've reserved on the network. Groups in this category may provide cloaks, or virtual hostnames, to their affiliated users, in one of the following reserved top level domains:

about
reference
topic

New group registrations are no longer accepted for topical groups.

The following groups maintain unofficial topical or reference channels on freenode:

about/linux      ##linux, support for GNU/Linux.
about/networking      Networking support and discussion (##networking).
about/php      PHP User Group on freenode (##php).
about/security      Security-related discussion (##security).
about/unixlove      A discussion group for people who love Unix-like systems (##unixlove).

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