@Gargron I dunno. Can I ignore the license on mastodon if it's just for giggles?
@djsundog i don't get this
@Gargron you're using someone's artwork in part your AGPL licensed project without attribution or confirming that your use doesn't violate the artist's license for use of their art.
@Gargron don't get me wrong, I think the licensing of intellectual property is a scam and a hustle and I'd just as soon see software licensing burn in an eternal fire beside copyright law, but if you're going to stand on the side of strong licensing you probably shouldn't pirate other people's work without consent
@djsundog i don't think release notes are in any way part of mastodon the software, not any more than bug reports people submit. Plus the image is an old meme (it's on kym for example)
@Gargron so if I see someone else do it first and think mastodon is old then you're cool with it
@djsundog the image is 24 years old. I don't know if the copyright on it has been extended or not. I removed it. Truly, no fun is allowed.
@Gargron I am glad we have reached this not fun resolution. Thank you for looking at this very serious matter very seriously. May the fun go ever unfunned.
@Gargron @djsundog (copyright protects the work for 70 years after the death of the author, then work becomes public domain. Also in most cases documentation has its own license, like FDL or CC-whatever. Since AGPL is a software license, its terms are hard to interpret on any other forms of a work like texts and images. And yes, licenses ARE important and should be followed.)
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