In one morning I've learned that there is progress in porting MS Office to Linux and that Twitter announced plans to build decentralized social media protocol.

@alcinnz I don't know. Would it matter though?

@pixel I'd certainly hope releasing Microsoft Office source code under the GPL or even BSD would make a difference. At the very least we could then fork it whilst still having a better chance at reading their file format.


@alcinnz I agree. Is MS interested in ability of others to read their file format? I really don't know and I'm very sceptical.

@pixel Me too!

As I've said recently "Microsoft has pivoted to The Cloud! Monopolists feel safe from us Software Freedom enthusiasts in The Cloud! They might even pretend to be our friends."

If anything this pivot makes things worse.

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