Sinoc (@Sinoc229)
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http://Twitch.tv got leaked. Like, the entire website; Source code with comments for the website and various console/phone versions, refrences to an unreleased steam competitor, payouts, encrypted passwords that kinda thing. Might wana change your passwords.

LET’S FUCKING GO

EDIT: If this allows the existence of a FOSS Twitch alternative, this is a blessing in disguise

@chamarin@lemmy.ml
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OP you talked about FOSS Twitch alternative, and I recently found an interesting one : Owncast https://owncast.online/

I created a Lemmy account just to post this lol

I found Owncast while randomly browsing fediverse.party

Evan
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Welcome to lemmy! Hope you enjoy

@chamarin@lemmy.ml
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Hi thanks :)

I initially come from Reddit, but its centralized and sometimes very slow, so I gave a shot to Lemmy. The website is super fast and the interface is pretty !

Tmpod
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Welcome! The UI still has some issues here and there, but it is fairly decent already. I was so impressed by the project I even started hosting an instance, which, by the way, is very easy and cheap to do!

@chamarin@lemmy.ml
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Nice thanks for the info :) For the moment I stay in Reddit for the remaining of the GME saga, and then I will surely migrate.

Tmpod
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Hehe nice!

this is good, all FOSS twitch alternatives i knew allowed bigoted content

Steam’s unreleased competitor is apparently called “Vapor” lmfao

Steam

and Vapor.

Please tell me this is just an internal codename or somethin’, I can’t even…

Kinetix
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Even without the Steam reference -> Vapor ware? I mean, c’mon.

@k_o_t@lemmy.ml
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curious many gpl violations are in there 🤔🤔🤔

Yup…

@iortega@lemmy.eus
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It might be interesting to read the code, just to gain increase the knowledge behind such titanic streaming platform. However, if I’m not wrong, it is illegal to take advantage of a leak like this to build anything.

Wine and/or ReactOS developers refused to read winxp leaked code, because making use of leaked code would make their projects illegal.

I’m not 100% sure about these statements, so if I’m wrong somewhere I will edit or delete this post.

it is illegal, it’s a violation of the license

thankfully intellectual property isn’t real so it’s trivial to read and learn from the leak

@Ninmi@sopuli.xyz
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Can’t expect others to respect our licenses if we don’t do the same, so let’s make our own twitch with blackjack and hookers.

Also, this looks pretty massive.

@PorkrollPosadist@lemmy.ml
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The interest here isn’t in using the proprietary Twitch source code to build competing services. Rather, this code offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of one of the Anglosphere’s most significant social media platforms. A chance perform a concrete analysis of all the anti-patterns, surveillance mechanisms, and information controls which characterize modern platform capitalism. A chance to measure our paranoia against the state of the art of corporate social media.

It would be even cooler if we could dig through the code of Facebook, Google, or Twitter, but Twitch is close enough where we could extrapolate a lot of insights and better understand the state of the industry.

These past few years there has been a lot of discourse about “The Algorithm.” How all these major platforms, like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and YouTube curate what we see based on marketing profiles, demographic information, our comment, likes, dislikes, tracking cookies etc. How they shattering our shared epistemology. How they push particular narratives and ideologies, while demoting or censoring information which threatens the state. How they shadow-ban users and media. The ability to demystify “The Algorithm” and understand exactly what these companies are doing behind the scenes is incredibly valuable.

feels really good to download a LICENSE like this lol:

Copyright 2020 Twitch Interactive, Inc.

All rights reserved, do not redistribute.

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