I'm one of those guys who is always online and using IRC
for real-time communications. I would like to help start and use one for PKP projects. It might start slowly but could be an invaluable tool for answering simple questions or just for meeting fellow users.
Has the PKP team discussed this already? Would you be willing to let me register the PKP "group" on Freenode so we can create #PKP channel there? Once a group registration is complete we can also make related channels like pkp-ojs , pkp-harvester... etc. if so desired.
At the moment the #pkp channel was owned by someone else who has since evaporated so it's being held in trust waiting for new owners to step forward. Can I do that for you? I'm already doing it for other projects that our organisation manages.