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Replit used legal threats to kill my open-source project

Source: Hacker News

Article note: Some startup dbags managed to raise $20 in VC money to put a thin proprietary web-frontend veneer over a bunch of open source programming tools and rentseek off of it (which is, frankly, a minor variation on how most of the tech start-up scene seems to work these days). Then one of their former interns built an all-open-source similar veneer in a couple afternoons. Then their CEO threatened him, and made passive aggressive social media posts about 'copycats' and 'innovation.' Looks like even the HN startup-douche circlejerk isn't buying this one.
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