is now running the commit that will likely become v1.4.4. bye bye spinny texts

@djsundog i dunno. Is that important? I just included it on the page for giggles

@Gargron I dunno. Can I ignore the license on mastodon if it's just for giggles?

@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.

@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.

@djsundog @Gargron whew thank goodness, I was starting to get afraid we might be having too much fun here

@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.)

@gargron @djsundog Copyright isn't just 17 years renewable for another 17 years anymore. Thanks to Disney it's something ridiculous like life of the author plus 75 years, or 100 years for a corporation.

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