I wanted to ask here before doing anything. Is it okay to invite others to irc or instant messaging chats?
Thanks for asking! In general, we would discourage that behavior. While this idea is presented, I believe, in good faith, with good intentions, for a good purpose, there is a risk of abuse by other people. In addition, the goal is to build a strong community within RZIM Connect, not to invite this community to be part of discussions in another place.
We may open up an RZIM Connect chat at some point.