While working on Webmention support for my homepage, I started to wonder how content licensing is handled. I’ve never seen it mentioned in the docs.

I just assume everyone is ok, with displaying their writing on my page, or is this too simplistic a process?

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    I’ve been recently thinking about it, too. I think that since me replying to you via webmention requires my site to actively ping yours, it is safe to presume that I have configured my site and composed this reply in this particular way knowingly and with intention, so that my reply will be given to you to publish on your site. It is like editing a wiki or putting a post on a forum: a person doing it is supposedly aware that what they’ve written will be published on this wiki or forum or something. With webmentions the same logic can be applied: yes, the request itself is hidden in site-to-site protocol, but it’s still a deliberate act at its roots. Backlogging replies from silos, however (like Twitter via Brid.gy), is a whole different story, and I’m not so sure the same logic can be applied there.

    by Evgeny Kuznetsov on

    I've been recently thinking about it, too. I think that since me replying to you via webmention requires my site to actively ping yours, it is safe to presume that I have configured my site and composed this reply in this particular way knowingly and with intention, so that my reply will be given to you to publish on your site. It is like editing a wiki or putting a post on a forum: a person doing it is supposedly aware that what they've written will be published on this wiki or forum or something. With webmentions the same logic can be applied: yes, the request itself is hidden in site-to-site protocol, but it's still a deliberate act at its roots. Backlogging replies from silos, however (like Twitter via Brid.gy), is a whole different story, and I'm not so sure the same logic can be applied there.

    by Evgeny Kuznetsov on

    @V_ replied on my site evgenykuznetsov.org/2019/ive-... but looks like webmentions aren't working properly

    by nekr0z on

    @nekr0z That is good reasoning! And sorry, I receive webmentions on my page but at the moment they are not yet displayed. I'm still working on the integration code, to get the mentions onto my page. One additional point, which you also mentions is "Backlogging replies from silos", I'm thinking here mostly about replies I recive via Micro.blog – not that this is a clasical silo – but this threads would be displayed as well, and my feeling is the same that this is still an open question.

    by V_ on

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