@mangeurdenuage WTF did I miss last night? Some assholes from @thegibson 's instance are seriously trying to get LA/ GNU Social instances shut down because they don't understand federation. "Hackers" my ass, sounds like nothing but posers.

@dude @mangeurdenuage

I’m already engaged and trying to walk this back from the edge.

@thegibson okay, I'll try to relax. I'm literally shaking right now man @mangeurdenuage
@mewmew I don't want to add fuel to the fire if Gibson's trying to calm it down. @mangeurdenuage @thegibson

@dude @mangeurdenuage @mewmew

There’s a local thread where I am trying to throw water on the fire.

@thegibson that license has been in the footer as long as I can remember though I used Qvitter more than GS classic before here. The network before Mastodon was pretty die hard about Free Software/ Free Culture @mangeurdenuage @mewmew

@dude @mangeurdenuage @mewmew

I get it.

I also get his concern.

I’d rather find a peaceful path than go to war.

@thegibson @dude @moonman @mangeurdenuage @mewmew @lnxw48a1 @lnxw37a2

What admins can do:

1) explain to people that a CC (or any other "open") license" is necessary for federation-based interaction to even work;

2) explain that even when federated the post keeps its orginal license specification under which it was posted;

2) think about changing the license of their own instance to one that excludes 3rd party economical reuse.

Quitterwas the only instance that used a license that prohibted such economical reuse of content by third parties. Which was the main reason I stayed on their instance for so long.

Of course, license change will not apply restrospectively, for posts already sent. But if an instance (or many instances) chooses to change its (their) license towards one excluding 3rd party economical re-use, that might even soothe outraged posters who are fretting about their copyright being infringed.
@simsa03 @thegibson @dude @lnxw48a1 @mangeurdenuage @mewmew @moonman

Yes, but until now, some Fediverse software does not even ask users to agree to license their posts at all. That's a deadly defect in a federated system. After that, we need to wrap / embed the license, so each post sent out tells other instances whether they'd be allowed to display it.

That won't be fast, because it means changes to protocols and software across the Fediverse.

@lnxw37a2 @mewmew @mangeurdenuage @lnxw48a1 @simsa03 @moonman @dude

Let me clarify what I know at this time. My understanding is that all parties resolved their differences late last night between the admin, plaintiff and hosting provider.

I don’t think there is any beef left here, at least from our side.

@thegibson @lnxw37a2 @mewmew @mangeurdenuage @lnxw48a1 @simsa03 @moonman @dude Dr. Skrzyk did write that he's okay with how the licence in the footer is now, so it seems like this is over.
Except that I didn't change the footer and it looks just like it was before.
I did add extra links there to address him not being able to find contact information though, but this was after that.
Weird. But if it is all good, then it is all good.
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