Mastodon remove github notice

You want to remove the github link and most importantly the freaking version, because it’s no one’s business what version your server runs!

edit
app/javascript/mastodon/features/ui/components/link_footer.js
search for “getting_started.open_source_notice”

There’s a little React component tag

Delete it. All of it.

After that you’ll have to run the following commands

and of course restart all of your services.

Now you will get some people saying “but that’s a violation of the licence”.
NO! If you’re stupid enough to add the version that’s used in the damned footer you have to right to remove this nonsense to protect your server’s security.

After all you’re the one providing the hardware and administration effort. They’re just writing the code. They want their software running on your hardware. As a hardware provider it’s your obligation to remove harmful code from your servers. Mastodon is not exempt.

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