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Trump's Social Media Platform and the Affero General Public License (of Mastodon)

by Bradley M. Kuhn on October 21, 2021

An analysis: Trump's Group has 30 days to remedy the violation, or their rights in the software are permanently terminated.

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TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent 

As you may have seen in the news today, Trump's media team has set up their own social network "Truth Social".

What they aren't admitting is it's actually just a Mastodon instance with all the Mastodon branding removed, including all of the messages acknowledging that it is FOSS, as required by the software's free open source licence. This is breaking the terms of the licence, and is essentially stealing the software from the volunteer community which made it.

This kind of behaviour cannot be accepted by anyone who believes in FOSS. Keeping to the requirements of a FOSS licence is fundamental to building software together. If powerful people get away with stealing FOSS, people may be reluctant to build FOSS in the first place.

Hopefully someone will take legal action, but in the meantime we can block these instances in case they try to federate:

i'd love it if we could actually get the free software community to sue the donald for breaking the gpl. how can i help

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to those of you that joked about trump making a mastodon instance when he got banned everywhere, i have one word:


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so today my family went to buffalo wild wings and i ordered the third spiciest wings on the menu. i told him i'd give him 20 bucks if he ate one.

long story short, my wallet is empty and i am so proud of him rn.

i'm a little conflicted by the financial aid program here in the states.

i want college to be open as an option for me and get free money for it if possible, but i don't want to go ahead and sign every terms and conditions agreement my school tells me to without fully understanding it.

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he tried to nerf a large portion of people's resolution but we found an exploit in the lighting engine that lets us restore native resolution. this exploit is called glasses.

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fog is just what happens when god's gpu throttles

complaining about school 

frequently asked questions says you must have one of those gowns and hats at the ceremony

guess who has no plans on going

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complaining about school 



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complaining about school 

my school be like

"hey you're graduating this year! now you can watch these generic overproduced ads for one singular apparel corporation! please do not resist."

fucking capitalism

as much as i love duckduckgo's attempt to give unbiased results, i don't like how it sometimes brings up blatant misinformation.

(i.e. sometimes it's brought up results that recommend horse dewormer for covid-19 treatment, yikes)

first time changing my pfp in like a year here

what other content creator can make a hilarious linux rant video one day then post a relaxing cooking video the next

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