Because Mastodon does not have a Copyright License Agreement (CLA) that contributors have to sign before submitting code, I am not the sole copyright holder of the Mastodon source code--rather, contributors keep rights to their parts. As such, violation of AGPLv3 is not just a violation of my own rights, but of all past contributors to Mastodon.
@Gargron doesn't that imply it'll have to be re-implemented clean in the future anyways?
@kaniini @Gargron Actually, that was the problem Christoph Hellwig had in its attempt to sue VMware: The German court wasn't willing to believe Hellwig had created a significant part of the Linux kernel.
@Gargron if you want to set up the liberapay/catarse/etc. legal fund now let us know so we can start contributing for legal fees.
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