It wasn't much of a fight; I got all the hubs to join, and almost everyone else got carried along." A-net was formed with the eris servers, EFnet was formed with the non-eris servers.
History showed most servers and users went with EFnet.
In wumpus' words again: "Eris refused to remove that line, so I formed EFnet.In August 1990 the first major disagreement took place in the IRC world.The "A-net" (Anarchy net) included a server named eris.The first IRC network was running on a single server named fi.Jyrki Kuoppala pushed Jarkko to ask Oulu University to free the IRC code so that it also could be run outside of Oulu, and after they finally got it released, Jyrki Kuoppala immediately installed another server. Jarkko got some friends at the Helsinki University and Tampere University to start running IRC servers when his number of users increased and other universities soon followed.Jarkko intended to extend the BBS software he administered, to allow news in the Usenet style, real time discussions and similar BBS features.