Something happened today with Freenode as described here. The result is that anyone logged in to OM IRC channels #openmandriva or #openmandriva-cooker will get a big surprise next time they log out. They will have to re-register their nick when they log back in. The old IRC channels are gone and had to be recreated and re-registered. There are also the same channels created and registered on Libera Chat. (But the Libera Chat channels and Freenode channels are not bridged, not connected.)
FWIW this happened to all Freenode channels. This is not an OpenMandriva issue it is a change Freenode made.
At this time not sure if OM will stay with Freenode or switch to Libera Chat or go to matrix or some other option.
Stay tuned. We will enlighten everyone as soon as we know more.
We will announce any decision in the channels on Matrix, Libera Chat, and Freenode so users can adjust accordingly.