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Coding Org Seeks 'Legal Counsel' After Trump Social Media Venture Appears To Violate Terms

Added 10-24-21 05:54:02am EST - “A software project dedicated to community ownership and public accessibility slams into Donald Trump's "Truth Social" media efforts.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Coding Org Seeks 'Legal Counsel' After Trump Social Media Venture Appears To Violate Terms”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The founder of the software codebase program apparently lifted by Donald Trump’s new “Truth Social” media venture is seeking “legal counsel” to make certain the operation complies with licensing requirements to keep the program free and accessible to the public.

Twitter users earlier this week reported that the operation seems to be based on an open-source social networking software called Mastodon.

Users have already found ways to create accounts, even though Trump’s platform is not officially launching until later this year. Screenshots show that the operation site is strikingly similar to Mastodon.

Didn't take long but that layout is IDENTICAL to the layout of Mastodon 3.0, just recoloured.Truth Social is a fucking Mastodon fork pic.twitter.com/n0FqZbQTW5

“Based on the screenshots I have seen, it absolutely is based on Mastodon,” Mastodon founder and lead developer Eugen Rochko told Vice’s Motherboard in an email.

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