@Tchambers so you're advocating for Google to ban all IRC clients too? web browsers are also a means for unmoderated content.
this is nothing less than digitial fascism
@fossviking That is not an accurate analogy. More like a Tumblr client, if Tumblr as a platform didn't moderate itself in keeping with the private app store's terms and conditions.
@Tchambers IRC isn't moderated. They should be banning all IRC clients using the same flawed logic.
At the end of the day, they can only really destroy their own business. the open source developer community will continue writing apps and finding ways to distribute them.
They're simply proving many of us right when we called their sudden interest in open source a trojan horse many years ago. Had them pegged correctly then.
IRC's primary function is not to host content that violates these content policies. They are a private app store, with freedom of enterprise.
@fossviking "primary purpose" would seem a pretty big diff. And yes, hosting content that intentionally breaks Googles TOS is part of their mission statement as a org. They purposefully want to only ban content illegal in the US. Which is their choice. But so is it private app stores choice to not host apps who do that.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!