Today we announced that we filed an EU competition complaint against Microsoft. But this is much bigger than Slack v. Microsoft – it’s really about two very different philosophies for the future of digital ecosystems – gateways versus gatekeepers. https://bit.ly/3eQy3VR
@matrix A bit rich of Slack to be accusing someone else of over-centralisation after they did a bait-and-switch on IRC and XMPP protocol access to Slack.
@matrix so long as they don't also extend and extinguish, as google did with XMPP. i'm guessing yall are well versed in that history though.
@matrix Doctorow was arguing for forced interoperability (regarding antitrust) for a while. e.g. here: https://www.economist.com/open-future/2019/06/06/regulating-big-tech-makes-them-stronger-so-they-need-competition-instead
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