Excellent Article Format Reg! :D
Seriously Excellent! a suburb means of informing of current events, all without using the name of a certain RumpRoast in any part of the article!
A Florida man has been accused of breaking the copyleft license of Mastodon by running an online instance of the software without providing its source code as required. And not only that, the real-estate baron and wannabe tech tycoon has been told he has a month to fall in line with the fine print or put himself potentially at …
This is further complicated by the fact that the wannabe tycoon is trying to sell his yet to be implemented (except in test) idea to Digital World Acquisition Company and list it on the Nasdaq stock exchange yielding him tycoonish money but still putting his new public company under Mastodon's rules.
As I recall, Florida Man wanted to kill off the Section 230 of the FCC's rules in order to silence some of his critics. He's now using that as an excuse for staying on some platforms and suing them.
Given his known method of operation about not paying lawyers, among others, I'm surprised he's able to sue anyone.
The animal thought to be extinct turned out to be thriving in the Florida Everglades. The man was hiding away and was deep in the process of breaking the GPL when the animal ambushed him. Unfortunately it is understood that the animal ate the source code too.
A, Name his free-speech site after the Soviet Union's propaganda red top
B, Make the account creation URL trivial to guess allowing anybody to create accounts named after Famous Floridonians
C, Get sued for copyright violation by the software creators
D, All of the above
... that anyone with a half a brain would have learned from by now.
I'm a little surprised that Florida Man hasn't made any public pronouncements that he knows more about software licensing than anyone else in the world. That's sort of his shtick, after all. Even after having been proved wrong over and over and over.
As is his habit, he got others to pay for everything and it appears that the the sheer volume of the permanently deluded is large enough for people to put money in it.
That is IMHO a good thing, because puts the people you really ought to avoid all in one club and makes them easy to identify.
What will be even more funny is if this business goes the way of all the other scams Florida man has executed. After all, this is the man wo managed to make a casino fail - in Vegas. It'll be a just reward for his investors, it's not that there isn't a track record going back decades that ought to have been a massive red, nay, orange flag in the first place..