Donald Trump’s New Social Network, Truth Social, ‘Violates’ Software-licensing Terms

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Trump To Launch New Social Media Platform TRUTH Social
Trump To Launch New Social Media Platform TRUTH Social

According to the non-profit Software Freedom Conservancy, a test version of Donald Trump’s Twitter-like social network infringed on open-source software license terms. 

Trump’s Truth Social website, which was launched by the newly formed Trump Media & Technology Group, failed to provide the source code to users, as required by the Affero General Public License (AGPL), a “copyleft license” published by the Free Software Foundation, according to the Software Freedom Conservancy, which enforces open-source software agreements. 

Truth Social’s website ran on Mastodon, a free, open-source social networking platform controlled by the AGPL.