History repeats itself only if one does not listen the first time.

@selea

I ended up writing my own, very simple, URL shortener. I wanted something that I could update the destination address. It's functional, but far from complete.

Mastodon's Founder Says Trump's New Social Network Is Just Mastodon

'Truth Social', which will launch officially later in the year, is seemingly using Mastodon's codebase without credit.

Former President Donald Trump鈥檚 new social network 鈥橳ruth Social鈥 is seemingly a thinly disguised fork of popular social network codebase Mastodon.

Its terms also say that 鈥渁ll source code鈥 of Truth Social is proprietary. That might run afoul of Mastodon鈥檚 own license.

鈥淭he main thing is that Mastodon is free software, released under the AGPLv3 license, so anyone can use it鈥攑rovided they comply with the license. The main part of the license is making the source code and any modifications to it available to the public,鈥 Rochko told Motherboard. With Truth Social saying that its code is proprietary 鈥渢hat would be a problem, as that would indicate a license violation,鈥 Rochko added.

#Mastodon #TruthSocial #Trump #thief

vice.com/en/article/5dgm5k/tru

> [Truth Social's] terms also say that 鈥渁ll source code鈥 of Truth Social is proprietary. That might run afoul of Mastodon鈥檚 own license.

> 鈥淭he main thing is that Mastodon is free software, released under the AGPLv3 license, so anyone can use it鈥攑rovided they comply with the license. The main part of the license is making the source code and any modifications to it available to the public,鈥 Rochko told Motherboard.

vice.com/en/article/5dgm5k/tru

@Gargron @conservancy 馃憖

TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent 

As you may have seen in the news today, Trump's media team has set up their own social network "Truth Social".

What they aren't admitting is it's actually just a Mastodon instance with all the Mastodon branding removed, including all of the messages acknowledging that it is FOSS, as required by the software's free open source licence. This is breaking the terms of the licence, and is essentially stealing the software from the volunteer community which made it.

This kind of behaviour cannot be accepted by anyone who believes in FOSS. Keeping to the requirements of a FOSS licence is fundamental to building software together. If powerful people get away with stealing FOSS, people may be reluctant to build FOSS in the first place.

Hopefully someone will take legal action, but in the meantime we can block these instances in case they try to federate:

truthsocial.com
tmediatech.io

#Fediverse #Fediblock #TruthSocial #Trump #MastoAdmin #Mastodon

I will get a great amount of pleasure if I see the mastodon project sue trump, make a bunch of money, get him to shut down his server, and then use that money to improve the network/project.
QT: freeradical.zone/@kamenrunner/

If you're very confident running your own server, you can self-host your own instance of any Fediverse platform.

Here are some installation instructions for advanced users:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)
docs.joinbookwyrm.com/installi

Friendica (Facebook alternative)
friendi.ca/resources/installat

FunkWhale (music and podcasts)
docs.funkwhale.audio/installat

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)
docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/pr

Mobilizon (Facebook Events alternative)
docs.joinmobilizon.org/adminis

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)
docs.joinpeertube.org/install-

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)
docs.pixelfed.org/running-pixe

WriteFreely (Medium alternative)
writefreely.org/start

If you're not an advanced user, or if you don't like doing server maintenance/installation, try one of the easier options mentioned in previous posts in this thread.

#FediTips #Fediverse #SelfHosting

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What's really... cool, I guess, is that I could scroll through posts behind the notifications

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Well, isn't this an interesting "undocumented feature." I expect it's with the mobile app @Tusky

I was on the notifications tab and pressed my phone's back button. This is what happened:

@mike I thought about keeping it, because a mobile game I sometimes play backs up its data there, in case I change phones, but I don't play that game enough to warrant keeping my account.

If my sisters need to get a hold of me, my phone number will most likely never change. But, I doubt they'll ever need me... Either that, or their husbands won't let them contact me.

Seems like an interesting effort. Rather US-centric, but still a good place to start.

howtostopfacebook.org

@mike
I finally pulled the trigger on deleting my Hatebook account the other day. I don't know why I delayed for so long, considering I stopped using it years ago.

I stopped after my second brother-in-law verbally assaulted me on there.

@fedops @mike I make use of the Digital Wellbeing settings to activate Bedtime Mode at 22:00: Greyscale, Do Not Disturb, and notification icons in the tray and lock screen are hidden from view. I also have it setup so starred contacts can bypass DND, in case my mother needs to get a hold of me in the middle of the night.

Digital Wellbeing definitely helps me put the devices (phone and tablet) away when it's time for bed.

@mike @cassidyjames

A sphere? Heretic! Everyone knows spheres don't exist. They're all flat. 馃槈

@selea

Nice.

You've got "4 '20" and "1,337"... All that's missing is "69" for the trifecta.

If you're used to centralised networks like Facebook, you may be wondering why Mastodon and the Fediverse are spread across thousands of sites. Why not just have a single site where people sign up?

There are many important reasons, but maybe the most important is this:

Networks on single sites tend to be bought by bad people when they get popular 馃槧

It happened to Instagram (bought by Facebook), it happened to Whatsapp (bought by Facebook), it happened to YouTube (bought by Google). It can happen to ANYTHING built entirely around one site.

No matter how much you trust the people who run a site, when someone offers them billions of dollars they may just take the money.

Decentralised networks, where there is no central site, are much more resistant to buyouts.

No one owns the global email network, thousands of indie players like @Tutanota and @protonmail are able to offer alternatives, and if one provider behaves badly you can switch to a different provider.

#FediTips #Fediverse

@prehensile

Food Mommy sounds like what the child of a lesbian couple would call the one who cooks most often. 馃

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Canadian Mastodon Server

Canadian Mastodon Server, eh! 馃嚚馃嚘