@snder I'm not too strict on licenses, so be my guest. All I advise is to not plagiarise or sell it as your own.
@JPEG Ofcourse not but that goes without saying my friend ;-)
Isn't it an idea that you can maybe create some sort of Mastodon app template that connects to one specific instance only? I think many server admins love that some sort of a 'dedicated' app to their instance! (especially me )
@snder That's a great idea and will be cool to see you implement that, bypassing the initial instance entry page!
@JPEG Exactly! I've been searching for this for so long now haha.. I kinda gave up and offered my users the default mastodon apps page..
@spirit @JPEG @snder open source is a portmanteau word, when free is more specific. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_free_and_open-source_software_licenses
@JPEG Reading that toot, I wonder whether you know what GPL means ...
@JPEG that’s fair! It’ll be interesting to see if the sales increase or decrease, or if people rip off the app. Best of luck though!
@JPEG wow this is great! Thank you very much for being great and adding value to the open source community :)
@JPEG good move! Not only that but the issue tracker is now accessible for everyone, it’ll help in the long run keeping up with the issues! 👍
@crowpersona Exactly! And I'm welcoming of pull requests too so will be great to see where this goes.
@JPEG do you plan on populating the issue tracker with your current list of outstanding issues? Not urgent, just so that we know your plans in this regard.
@kurzgedanke I will indeed! I'm more than happy to accept them and see what people have to contribute.
@JPEG That's great. :) I've been wanting to ask you for a while if there's some way I could contribute.
@JPEG This is awesome news, man. Thank you. Now I can both wholeheartedly support your excellent effort without fear of it ever becoming a centralised silo and also hopefully help out with development. Great move! (I already bought it) :)
@JPEG Hey, just had a quick look. You’ve released the source but it’s not open source :) (https://github.com/ShihabM/Mast/blob/master/README.md)
If you release it under a GPLv3+ license you will ensure exactly the same outcome (no one but you can sell it on the iOS/macOS App Store). And it will be FOSS. Which will get others to contribute under the same license. (You can also ask contributors to license their contributors so you can include them and keep selling it too.)
@aral Hey, my bad! Any guidance on where I can find this or how to amend it to the required license?
@JPEG Oh, cool. It just conflicts with the “Permission is granted to use the source code, but not to sell it as your own.” in the readme. As it’s under GPL and since it must be relicensed for the App Store (and since only you can do that as you have the copyright), it means no one can sell it on the App Store. The “not to sell it as your own” competes with the GPL license & muddies the licensing (is it an extension to the GPL, etc.) I’d remove that sentence & you’re golden.
@aral Thanks for the clarity, I understand it much better now and have changed the ReadMe to reflect the advice. :)
@JPEG this is awesome! I’ve been doing some stuff with Mastodon in Swift (as a complete novice, mind you) so I’m super keen to take a peek and see what I can learn (and maybe I’ll even be able to add a commit here or there!)
@JPEG Oooo… neat! … might give me an opportunity to make a Mac port … no promises though. Right now I wanna sleep.
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