Some notes regarding Fedisearch and opensource .
We mentioned earlier that Fedisearch.com is not opensource. Despite many benefit opensourcing could bring to the community, we have reservations:
Disabling fedisearch's compliance mechanism to robots.txt and robots meta tag is quite trivial.
Having folks run individual deployment of fedisearch that indifferently indexes everyone's content would severely damage fedisearch's reputation, and most likely will kill this project in its incubation.
Hence, no opensource, unless there's a good solution to the problem above.
@fedisearch are you for real?
I dare you to find the one that is not under freaking AGPL license, spoiler alert - it's MIT.
Please contact the developers of each of these projects and ask them precisely "how much they love your proprietary software", then have the same discussion with the designers of activity pub. Free software culture is the backbone and the whole point of this entire network.
@fedisearch it's not an endorsement it's a list of compatible apps... obviously the ones on the notoriously anti-free-software platform are going to be proprietary. Apple store is incompatible with GPL, and making a permissive license project for their platform is asking for a proprietary fork that will just add a feature and sell better.
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