|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2011)|
|Motto||We believe that much can be done when intelligent and helpful people all come together in one place.|
|Formation||January 21, 2007|
|Purpose/focus||ClueNet strives to filter out the people who have no intent of helping others.|
|CTA||Christopher Breneman, Jacobi Carter, Rich Smith|
ClueNet is an Internet service that utilizes an organized network of servers to provide free utilities to users. Services include an IRC server, a mail service, shell accounts and various resources run by ClueNet users. ClueNet's service motto states "much can be done when intelligent and helpful people all come together in one place." Underpinning ClueNet's service is a belief that many Internet services, including chatrooms, are not defined by cooperation between users, leaving a potential for "malicious intent". As a means to foster altruism in the online realm, ClueNet aspires to gather users who are genuinely interested in supporting their peers, while blocking bad actors.
ClueIRC is a cluster of public IRC servers with bespoke services and the user community within it is inclusive, fair and, in keeping with the principles of ClueNet, supportive. According to ClueNet, the community seeks to create a forum where computer technologists can share their expertise.
ClueNet server clusters provide both redundancy and security. The primary and secondary clusters host critical services such as Kerberos, LDAP, DNS, VPN control and MySQL. These two clusters are configured in a master-slave relationship. The third cluster is a global VPN (written by Chris Breneman) and is available under the GPLv3 license.
Server administrators can build and offer various other services, ranging from shell hosting to web hosting.
When the administrators of Chules.net and C&H Services became disgruntled with the changes to the environment of ShellsNet, they left but maintained relations. C&H Services joined with EvilHosting's IRC network and became EvilShells. When that network fell apart, C&H Services and Chules.net merged and became ClueNet.
Free Gaming Tournament
In September 2007, ClueNet partnered with Nuxified.org to host a gaming tournament to encourage the growth of open source gaming. Games were free and open source, as voted upon by the both communities involved.
ClueNet acts as a collaboration area and home to Wikipedia's ClueBot (and ClueBot NG) task bots which carry out Wikipedia tasks including archiving old discussion pages and quickly deleting spam and vandalism on Wikipedia.
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