The central WC Saga page is reporting that the Battlegroup Serpent mod is nearing alpha phase. While this is still a ways from a full release, contrary to other projects, it indicates that the mod is on track for actual completion. Their latest news post also indicates they're searching for an IRC server. If you're a Wing Commander mod group or simply a few Wing Commander people who need a place to hang out, irc.wcnews.com is available for this sort of activity. Wing Commander fans can set up their own channels as necessary via chanserv.
Not only is it a home for the CIC's own channel, #WingNut, but it is a community server. Need a place for your fan project crew or Crius.net friends to meet and discuss things in real time? Just connect, join the channel that you want, and talk to ChanServ about registering it in your name.