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oh please fediverse clients rickrolling gab users is not the same thing as a fediverse patriot act

and client apps probably need to block gab domains anyway to avoid being booted from the app store
> and client apps probably need to block gab domains anyway to avoid being booted from the app store
@kaniini I'm afraid to imagine what would happen if Gab were to host an IMAP server…
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@xrevan86 @kaniini Well I mean, nothing unless they also hosted SMTP. And then still nothing much, except they might well end up on a bunch of realtime block lists. Although judging by their technical competence demonstrated so I actually kindof doubt they could even keep a Postfix server running.

@keithzg @kaniini Well, true %).
What rubs me the wrong way is that this is against the free software idea that the user should decide how they want to use the software. There's a reason why "do no evil" licences are not qualified as free software.
Even though this doesn't make the clients non-free, it does go against the free software spirit, that software should not have anti-features.
I should also point out that, unlike instances, clients aren't a service but programmes.