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@brombek
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Who can control developers can control the software development ecosystem. This has always been their focus and it makes sense if you are making an OS. More people developing for given platform, more successful it becomes. Windows is made by MS but its success is thanks to everybody who had written software for it.

@jsgohac
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A good goal for them is have developers writing typescript in VSCode with telemetry, push to github with telemetry, package to npm, deploy to azure …

@jwinnie
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51Y

Oh goodness, I write TypeScript in VSCode, use Github at times, and package with NPM. Microsoft has got me!

@jsgohac
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21Y

They did an amazing job absorbing js ecosystems and workflows. I use sublime and am trying to move personal repos to sr.ht . My team uses gitlab but npm is unavoiable atm. Maybe some hope with parcel.

@jwinnie
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21Y

I use sublime

uses proprietary software to avoid Microsoft

@jsgohac
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51Y

Yes, touché, however this is about a tech giant coming to dominate javascript ecosystems, I even bought a license. Sublime core is developed by two people and I probably won’t find them in an article like this anytime soon: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/tech-lobbyists-are-pushing-bad-privacy-bills-washington-state-can-and-must-do

Here is a request and response for Sublime to be open source: https://forum.sublimetext.com/t/open-source-sublime-text/29950/37

@HoolaBoola
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31Y

I was about to suggest Atom to avoid MS and VSCode, but then I realised Atom is made by… GitHub… and GitHub is owned by… Microsoft…

@jwinnie
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11Y

Guess it’s time to whip out EMACS like a real hacker…

Sadly I can’t figure out how to configure any editor but VSCode to have decently ergonomic IDE like features, so it’s VSCode for now :(

@brombek
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31Y

That is a good point. I think MS is very motivated to join the tracking party. And yes, that would give them the “full picture” - from your mouse clicks (Windows), tools, code you write to people you work with (Github and LinkedIn!). They know everything you do as a developer, work and after work! Welcome to Microsoft Dystopia for developers! :/

@jsgohac
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Thats a good way of looking at it. I imagine they could also train neural networks on such a stream of data and teach it to replace a whole team 😅

@k_o_t
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31Y

ew, this sentence gave me anxiety

@Rumblestiltskin
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91Y

Control.

Ephera
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Yeah, I’m also still waiting for some company to acquire StackOverflow. It seems to be the way to run startups these days. Build up critical infrastructure at a loss, until a tech giant decides they want to control you / your users.

@jsgohac
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41Y

I’m waiting for the day a wikipedia donation drive ‘fails’ and they have to sell to Amazon.

@geopoliticssuck
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I think Wikipedia gets donations from the US gov in the name of “freedom of information” as long as certain articles are written in a certain viewpoint and certain sources are deemed “unreliable”. They only ask for donations to make it seem like they’re neutral.

In any case, centralisation of information (software, Internet services, news articles) is basically centralisation of power.

@jsgohac
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Wikipedia does not seem to be in financial distress, but neither did github. The donation fail would just be the storyline. I don’t think it could happen but corps seem to circling anything free these days.

Evan
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41Y

As a wikipedia contributor I can confirm Wikipedia is NOT in financial distress.

@ezluckyfreeeee
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Wikipedia is peak liberal ideology tbh. They amplify the status quo, while sanitizing it of perceived political bias, because they don’t allow original research but still market themselves as a free encyclopedia.

@noble_pleb
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@doodie
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51Y

Why would they buy it for, for profit? As soon as someone puts ads in wiki, there will be at fork. See wikitravel/wikivoyage example.

@sibachian
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21Y

inflate your value and sell. quick and easy money.

@drd
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21Y

and $$$

@ant
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61Y

My guess is to funnel future GitHub development toward integrating with their Teams ecosystem to better compete with offerings from Atlassian etc. Everyone wants to be everything in the age of toothless regulation.

@jsgohac
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51Y

As a strategic platform acquisition, it makes a lot more sense to me than linked in.

@ant
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71Y

LinkedIn is a data goldmine. Any social network should be highly attractive to a company that sells anything

@k_o_t
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