Trump's Social Media Violating Open Source License

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1m Oct 26, 2021

Software licencing and enforcement of those licenses is fundamental to the free software world but sometimes organizations don't care and use software in ways that they're not allowed to and Trump's social media platform truth social is one of those cases violating the AGPL

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Truth Social TOS: https://truthsocial.com/terms-of-service
AGPL License: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html
Software Freedom Conservancy Article: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2021/oct/21/trump-group-agplv3/

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0:00 Introduction
0:43 The Controversy
2:42 What Makes AGPL Special
4:10 Truth Social TOS
6:11 Skirting The Rules
7:27 What Happens Now
9:53 Outro

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