Interesting news. An excellent way for Microsoft to fend off accusations of anti-competition would be to embrace open standards like Matrix for interoperability, showing they're not trying to vendor-lock their users. Slack could also benefit from this ;)
@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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