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A small victory: An hour after we sent a cease & desist letter to 's legal team on Oct 21 regarding their failure to publish up-to-date source code in compliance with Mastodon's AGPLv3 license, they have uploaded a new version.

That is not all that we demanded in the letter, but it is nevertheless a victory in upholding the AGPLv3 license of our project, and a signal to those who doubt that we are willing to show teeth to those who ignore it.

More context: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/07/

@mkljczk @Gargron i don’t get wtf the point of that is - cleaning git history??

@mastodon @Gargron someone thought if you don’t like gab you would not copy-paste JesusChristIsKingTrumpWonTheElection to open the archive

@mkljczk @Gargron what, are they fucking retarded
(i think i know the answer)

@mkljczk I just had a look at that shitshow – so where do they supply said password? It's not in the Readme.

@Gargron noticed that hadn't updated that for a while, then went to check and it had a new image. Now I know why!

@Gargron Looking at you, #TruthSocial.

"...it is nevertheless a victory in upholding the AGPLv3 license of our project, and a signal to those who doubt that we are willing to show teeth to those who ignore it."

@Gargron

It's not clear : they updated what ?
And why does update the thing make it AGPL-compliant ?

@Iutech
From the updated linked post :

In response to the letter, the same day the password-protected archive of Gab’s source code was updated.

@marius851000

OK, but if it is password-protected how is it readable to the users ?

@Iutech
The post say "the password provided in a separate README file" and another reply to this thread stated that password is the same.

@Gargron
Do you think that you may may have to send a cease and desist again? It seems like GAB is doing the bare minimum.

@Gargron@mastodon.social

awesome, well done!

Looking forward to your actions against truthsocial too

@Gargron I post on Gab Daily... the same posts that I post here... suddenly I'm being Blocked on Gab - pictures with no words are OK... HUH... I guess they are trying to censor people that are not TrumpNik/QAnon FREAKS!

Are you serious?
I see nothing wrong with your post and I had hopes of Trump and Bernie running as Independents so we would not have ended up with 4 years of Ross Perot without the beef.

@Gargron

We have never had any sympathy for their thinly (if at all) veiled white supremacist platform

links to article titled “The Pittsburgh Suspect Lived in the Web’s Darkest Corners”

Robert Bowers was an avid user of Gab, a social network popular among white nationalists and the alt-right.

“They use it, therefore it’s a platform for them” is such a smooth-brained take.

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