ok, maybe I can't transfer ownership (it's already owned by someone?) but I can idle in there quite happily until someone else pops along :)
according to freenode's FAQ, the channel #robocode is under silly regulations, and we should use ##robocode instead, unless we can complete a "group registration" in order to secure #robocode (failing being able to contact Chase-san, who is the current "founder" of #robocode).
The upshot of this is that ##robocode is the channel I will be idling in (as well as #robocode, just in case anybody shows up there), and my recommended channel to join (unless you know who Chase-san is, or can navigate around freenode's bureaucracy)
What about me?
The reason I don't keep up the robocode IRC is that no one really ever went in there.
I used to love to hang around in IRC channels. But these days, I don't really have a good time to do it. I can't do it at work, and at home the only time I spend on my computer anymore is when I'm actually working on my robot. The rest of the time, I'm doing family activities, chores, doing home improvement projects, etc. I suppose I could fire it up during the periods when I sneak off to the bedroom to get in some Robocoding time. That would be mostly between 10pm and 1am central time, but not every day.
Sorry, Chase-san, I presumed because the IRC channel hadn't been visited in ages you might be a retiree from robocode.
If we can fire up the channel again, that would be good for people who enjoy it. Since Chase-san clearly does still exist, I'll drop the ##robocode and just idle in #robocode in that case. If anybody wants to join me, they can feel free, if not, that's cool also. I don't lose anything by idling in there (I'm already idling in ##java) so it's no biggy to add another chan. :)
While we are in the process of transferring to new littlerumble accepted clients, it make sense to revive irc channel for faster communication.
I am hanging on FreeNode.net/#robocode and will be happy to talk to you all.
I'm idling on both ##robocode and #robocode, ##robocode does not have an owner and i did not register it.
Been on a very, very long hiatus from Robocode. Got really pissed off that I lost my excellent robot, Thor, and just abandoned everything.
I am the channel owner of FreeNode.net/#robocode and I'll be there over the next few days while I try (probably in vain) to recreate my fancy targeting algorithm.