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Good bye instagram I think I will start a pixelfed instance instead

@tursiops pardon my ignorance, but what is pixelfed? I've never been able to tolerate instagram long enough to know why it exists or I'd infer from that. :blobpeek:

@murabito it's a federated image sharing site pixelfed.social an alternative to instagram. Just like mastodon is an alternative to Twitter

@tursiops
I read their terms and while they may have been built on open source software and are orders of magnitudes better than mentioned alternative the website is definitely not free software. Is that just that instance of it or is it part of the package? I feel like if your strategy is to be the good Guy, it'd be smarter to take it all the way not stop halfway there… heh just thinking "out loud" again mb. :ablobpats:

@murabito PixelFed (as in, the underlying software) is licensed under the AGPL 3+. Hence, it qualifies as free software.

github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/b

However, I haven't read the ToS of the instance pixelfed.social, so I don't know anything about it. Also, I'm not sure if you mean the actual website of pixelfed.social or the PixelFed instance.

@murabito Oh, I think I see what you mean. It's this passage here, right?

"Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Pixelfed's website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only."

@murabito Let's ask. :blobshrug:

@pixelfed Could you clarify what impact §2 of the pixelfed.social ToS have on the users? In particular that "Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Pixelfed's website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only." paragraph. Thank you! :blobhappy:

@mezzodrinker @murabito Hello, we used a free terms of use generator and looking back that might not have been the best idea.

We will work on a better and more clearer Terms of Use that instance admins can customize on the admin dashboard.

@pixelfed @mezzodrinker
Thanks for letting us know and getting back with us! I look forward to seeing what you come up with :meowBox:

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Tooting.ch

Generic instance of Mastodon, Speaking mostly English and French. Hosted by fairsocialnet.ch and paid by its members. Please don't post nudes or porn without #nsfw No ad or spam bots allowed. Located in Switzerland. Instance générique de Mastodon, principalement en Français et Anglais. Hebergé par fairsocialnet.ch et payé par ses membres. Merci de ne pas poster de nus ou de porn sans le #nsfw Les bots pub / Spam sont interdits. Localisé en Suisse.