a little bit more background information about the move:
Lilo is the maintainer of OPN. He runs everything and now he wants people to donate money to him so he can keep the network running by himself. Most other IRC networks can stay completely free because they delegate power but Lilo is a power hungry bum who's too lazy to get a job and basically wants us to pay him money so he can spend his days on IRC and doing some admin stuff.
then he notifies the ENTIRE network a couple of times to day to remember everybody to donate money and we've had enough of it so now we are on a real FREE network.