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How A Licensing Violation Could Shut Down Trump’s New Social Media Site

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Open source is not public domain. What's the name of Rick Wilson's book? 'Everything Trump touches turns to shit'. It's true.


How A Licensing Violation Could Shut Down Trump’s New Social Media Site

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crim...ved-lives-police-say/ar-AAPQonY?ocid=msedgntp

Former President Trump’s new social network may only have thirty days to live.

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Trump launched the app — TRUTH Social — on Wednesday evening. Within hours, members of the open source software community began to notice something: a test version of the website appeared to be accessible, and it seemed to operate based on a software that already exists, called Mastodon.


Mastodon is a social network that is similar to Twitter. The code is open-source, meaning that anyone can use it, so long as they abide by certain rules: namely, that they agree to make the source code of the modified version available to the public.

TRUTH Social did not do so.

On Thursday, Mastodon’s founder Eugen Rochko told TPM that TRUTH was not only using his code, but appeared to have violated the terms under which others can use it.

That claim could be enforced through the courts, and Rochko said that he would speak with attorneys about the matter.

“Mastodon exists under that license because the Mastodon developers seek to assure that anyone who gets copies of the software gets full source code and changes or modifications or configurations that anyone else has done,” Bradley Kuhn, Policy Fellow at Software Freedom Conservancy, told TPM.

That specific requirement exists thanks to the Afferro General Public License, which Kuhn helped develop. It mandates that anyone who uses the code of software under the license must make modifications publicly available. Though the software in question is open-source, it’s not in the public domain, Kuhn explained.



 

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Open source is not public domain. What's the name of Rick Wilson's book? 'Everything Trump touches turns to shit'. It's true.


How A Licensing Violation Could Shut Down Trump’s New Social Media Site

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Former President Trump’s new social network may only have thirty days to live.

TOPSHOT-US-POLITICS-TRUMP-CABINET
© BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
Trump launched the app — TRUTH Social — on Wednesday evening. Within hours, members of the open source software community began to notice something: a test version of the website appeared to be accessible, and it seemed to operate based on a software that already exists, called Mastodon.


Mastodon is a social network that is similar to Twitter. The code is open-source, meaning that anyone can use it, so long as they abide by certain rules: namely, that they agree to make the source code of the modified version available to the public.

TRUTH Social did not do so.

On Thursday, Mastodon’s founder Eugen Rochko told TPM that TRUTH was not only using his code, but appeared to have violated the terms under which others can use it.

That claim could be enforced through the courts, and Rochko said that he would speak with attorneys about the matter.

“Mastodon exists under that license because the Mastodon developers seek to assure that anyone who gets copies of the software gets full source code and changes or modifications or configurations that anyone else has done,” Bradley Kuhn, Policy Fellow at Software Freedom Conservancy, told TPM.

That specific requirement exists thanks to the Afferro General Public License, which Kuhn helped develop. It mandates that anyone who uses the code of software under the license must make modifications publicly available. Though the software in question is open-source, it’s not in the public domain, Kuhn explained.
Of course he used Open-source---after all, it's free, right? God forbid that Trumpy-bear pay to have his own code written! Such a slime ball~

Everything Trump touches DOES turn to shit.
 

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Of course he used Open-source---after all, it's free, right? God forbid that Trumpy-bear pay to have his own code written! Such a slime ball~

Everything Trump touches DOES turn to shit.
this from an asshole that supports our plagiarist in chief.

You fags are so damned worried Trump will get back on the internet your nuts are hurting.
 

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that's the difference. rochko dislikes twitter. creates alternative. scum like trump tries to steal it.
 

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And yet his DWAC stock has gone from $10 to $94 in 2 days.

None of you parasitic, shit-eating rodents have ever seen $94 in one place. Let's stop pretending.... hmm?
 

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And yet his DWAC stock has gone from $10 to $94 in 2 days.

None of you parasitic, shit-eating rodents have ever seen $94 in one place. Let's stop pretending.... hmm?
The Boom before the bust...rakin' in suckers...until...oops...the problems start, shady paperwork emerges, a judge yanks his permit to use open source code---bankruptcy, and a cheese-eatin' grin from D. Trump..billionaire.
 
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And yet his DWAC stock has gone from $10 to $94 in 2 days.

None of you parasitic, shit-eating rodents have ever seen $94 in one place. Let's stop pretending.... hmm?
What's the stock symbol? NYSE or NASDAQ? I think you're a fucking liar.
 

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It was inevitable something like this was going to happen. Truth has 30 days to comply with Mastodon's TOS before access to Mastodon is shut down.

"Motherboard pointed out that Truth Social's website states that all of its source code is "proprietary," and that this could conflict with Mastodon's license.

"The main thing is that Mastodon is free software, released under the AGPLv3 license, so anyone can use it—provided they comply with the license. The main part of the license is making the source code and any modifications to it available to the public," Rochko told Motherboard, adding that Truth Social's calling its code proprietary "would be a problem, as that would indicate a license violation."

 
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this from an asshole that supports our plagiarist in chief.

You fags are so damned worried Trump will get back on the internet your nuts are hurting.
Unfortunately, the code is NOT proprietary as the website Truth claims, breaking the TOS of Mastodon. So it will be interesting to see what happens to the underlying stock price next week as well as the website itself.
 

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They have to fix a few things to stay online. They have to take down the claim that it is proprietary software. It is not. That was an outright lie and theft.

Then they have to leave the source code open.

Poor Trumpers.
 

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The only people buying stock are the Trump supporters and when it fails well at least it is a tax right off. Yet Trump will make money and cling to then notion " I do not have to publically release my returns as they are mine"

So they start off stealing or it does show a lack of knowledge and greed is more important. All they had to do was follow specific guidelines and they could use it. They cannot even do that. Follow the rules and you will be fine.
 

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