IRCtoo, a network founded on 1st of April 2001, now has an “Open Link Month” in January.
Network founder driz explains what this means: “Basically, we’re allowing hub admins to hand out C/N lines to anyone at their discretion” and the only requirements to receive those are “that the servers run our modified version of Bahamut IRCD, a Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor (both available at http://www.irctoo.net/release/), and time synchronization such as NTPD”
IRCtoos currently has servers in the U.S., Canada and Israel and is looking for links from all over the world – provided the server has decent specs.
The modifications they’ve included in their IRCd, amongst others, are client-side SSL and a network-wide spamfilter.
So, if you have some resources to donate to a network, give it a try.