Just did a quick write-up of the #Hiveway platform: https://medium.com/we-distribute/hiveway-io-shamelessly-rips-off-of-mastodon-and-slaps-a-blockchain-on-top-for-some-reason-57b7aba3e84f
I just tooted... errr... tweeted @ them: https://twitter.com/MattCropp/status/970428437268746240
@deadsuperhero and such inflammatory, rage bating articles do the open source software community a disservice.
Mastodon uses a GPL software license which has provisions for modification and commercial use. Hideway too uses a GPL license and openly state Hiveway is a fork of Mastodon.
@deadsuperhero Educate sure. Use the moment to be very specific about the attribution or whatever is of concern.
Although it's not an ideal model, in our purer ways of using Mastodon and the Fediverse, but it as otherwise allowed by the license in use.
We're likely to see even more weird uses of Mastodon in the future. We'd better brace ourselves hey?
@deadsuperhero good good. You're a good man for doing those changes in fact! Amplify the good.
We can't help feeling a sense of protection of projects like this.An extension of how important they become in our lives hey?
I worried other devs would read that original and totally freak out about the risks their own project would bring. Potentially not even continue the idea.
Have a good day Sean.