Or do you think they’re going to liberate some parts of its code?
I’m not a lawyer, but my understanding of GPL is that the requirements are only triggered if you distribute your software
Twitch’s back-end code (server code) is never distributed to customers/users, so it ought to be completely fine to use GPL code in any way they want
Twitch’s front-end code (desktop apps, web apps, mobile apps, etc) would count as distribution, so any use of GPL code here would have to comply with the license
If an open-source developer wants to protect their code from the back-end code loophole (increasingly important as software-as-a-service becomes the dominant software use case) then the Aferro GPL (a.k.a AGPL) is probably what you’re after, as those requirements count network connectivity as distribution
they are going to apologize, release what they violated so far and once security is tighter, continue to do it
Yes, unfortunately it is how the world works today, a few cheap apologies and they do it again.
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