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Been meaning to set one of these up for the Instance for a long time.

But with the kind suggestion from @obsolete29, just got this live today.

Appreciate anyone's support to help us keep this labor of love of hosting, managing and evolving this instance going strong.

patreon.com/indiewebsocial

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Welcome to INDIEWEB.SOCIAL - a home for those who build, study, promote - or are just fascinated by - , , & practices & tech.

Special thanks to @jeannie who is a co-admin here, & who graciously donated the domain name to this effort. Key links:

Our code of conduct & terms of use: indieweb.social/terms

Our mission & some key voices we recommend everyone follow: indieweb.social/about/more

Thanks all, & help us get out the word of this new community!

Getting started on Mastodon again in a new instance and account. Helpful link for new people trying to explore content: communitywiki.org/trunk/

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

just droppin' some TRUTH right here:

you can remove all mastodon assets and repaint interface a hundred times, it doesn't become less mastodon, which licence you brazenly violate!

Frustrated that you can't edit toots? Well, at least you'll be able to edit #Smithereen posts soon.

#activitypub #mastodev

@gubi #mastoadmin tip for ya'll. when you're doing a #fediblock of mobile.tmediatech.io. just block tmediatech.io as mastodon will also block all of it's subdomains.

blocked:
truthsocial.com
tmediatech.io

#IsolateTrump
docs.joinmastodon.org/methods/

linernotes meta 

What it is, clubbers. We, your most star kissed rambletastic linernotes.club admins are down with booty shakin, head bobbin, and body rockin of all kinds. We are most definitely not down with reactionary white supremacist thuggery, so have added a #fediblock for both tmediatech.io and truthsocial.com and encourage all groovilicious instances to get hip.

We trust this action will preserve and power up your funktastical fedisperience and thank you for your kind attention to the groove.

#mastoadmin #IsolateTrump

I do know a few right-wing shithead coders, and they're average skilled. They might be 25% of the coding population, maybe more, I don't know anyone in insurance or baby-killing industries. They oughta be capable of making their own software.

So why the fuck are all the nazis so keen on using software mostly used by hippies and anarchists?!

Nazi instances, fuck off!

#trump #truthsocial

Shameless plug, I've written a chapter about Mastodon, content moderation, Gab, the Fediverse, and this phenomenon for an upcoming book published by UMD. And here's a video about it, complete with 🎵animation! 🎵

conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed6

#fediblock #isolatetrump

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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’s new social network ’Truth Social’ is seemingly a thinly disguised fork of popular social network codebase Mastodon.

Its terms also say that “all source code” of Truth Social is proprietary. That might run afoul of Mastodon’s own license.

“The main thing is that Mastodon is free software, released under the AGPLv3 license, so anyone can use it—provided 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,” Rochko told Motherboard. With Truth Social saying that its code is proprietary “that would be a problem, as that would indicate a license violation,” Rochko added.

#Mastodon #TruthSocial #Trump #thief

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

#mastoadmin tip for ya'll. when you're doing a #fediblock of mobile.tmediatech.io. just block tmediatech.io as mastodon will also block all of it's subdomains.

blocked:
truthsocial.com
tmediatech.io

#IsolateTrump

re: FEDIBLOCK NOW 

@thegibson if truthsocial tried to federate, would screw it up big time. I suspect they will try hiding all traces of stealing code from public.
Look at their TOS:

📢 Ten Forward Moderation Announcement 📢

The following instance(s) have been suspended from Ten Forward:

truthsocial.com
mobile.tmediatech.io

Reason - Donald Trump associated instances see - newsweek.com/trump-announces-t

Thu 21 Oct 2021 02:01:26 AM UTC

#fediblock

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