#Mastodon on the front page of Newsweek
In order to be compliant, not only does the site need to acknowledge that it's using code from the mastodon project, but the source code for the app (i.e. what's actually running on the servers) needs to be released to the public. Neither of those things have happened, so it's in violation of the license.
@velartrill @liaizon The problem isn't that he forked it. It's that the new site is clearly mastodon source code (with some minor cosmetic changes) but claims to be a completely proprietary (i.e. all their code) site. Since mastodon is AGPL'd this constitutes a pretty flagrant license violation and I'm sure given the angry cheeto's high profile nature, lawsuits are already being drafted.
@liaizon It's time for a sueance!
@liaizon It's not theft, mastodon is open source, Trump's well within his rights to make a copy of the code, change it, and run his own service.
@rabble Trump and co list that its their proprietary technology and fail to comply with Mastodon's AGPL license. Who ever writes Newsweek headlines isn't known for nuance...
@liaizon Lol. Always cheating. Always stealing. Even when the code is FREE to use, he still couldn’t follow the rules of basic human decency and legality for sharing source code.
@liaizon The media is not talking about the rest of the Fediverse, but I'm kind of loving all this adjacent publicity.
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