e...@thyrsus.com (Eric S. Raymond) writes:

> The CIA notification server died about two days ago, done in by
> a screwup at the cloud service hosting is VM.  For various technical
> reasons there cannot and will not be any effort to revive it.  If you want
> the whole sordid tale, read "CIA and the perils of overengineering" at
> <http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=4540>.
> Accordingly, the contrib/ciabot code is now obsolete and should be removed.
> I have written a replacement service. irker, with a different (and
> fundamentally simpler) design. Though I released irker just today, it
> already has multiple deployments.  A lot of hackers like their IRC
> commit notifications and have instantly seized on this option to get
> such a service running again - this time as a distributed flock of
> lightweight notifier proxy daemons that cannot be taken out by any
> single-point failure. 
> Interested persons may wish to monitor the freenode #cia channel,
> which is morphing into a discussion about coordinating irker
> deployment and building various proxy/symbiote/statistics-gathering 
> services around it.
> I'm shipping a generic repo-hook script that supports both git and
> Subversion in the irker distribution, so there won't be any need
> for git to carry a special hook.  I remain grateful for your previous 
> cooperation in supporting and distributing the ciabot code. 

Seeing the above without a signed-off patch and then this on cia.vc

    We intend to have the CIA.VC Site running soon then bring the
    service back at a later date!  We currently do not have an ETA for
    the Service but hope to have it functioning soon!

I am not sure what the right course of action at this moment.
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