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tante @tante
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The main problem with Github being bought by Microsoft isn't MS.

It's that in 2018 we still haven't learned that critical infrastructure shouldn't belong to one company ... and that we should avoid building single points of failure.
Git (distributed) turned to Github (centralized). Just as email turned to Gmail. Just as "storing files on web servers" became "Dropbox".
And that's not a techncal problem. We have buckets of decentralized software protocols and software stacks. But decentralization and centralization are often not technical issues at all but social and economic.
Decentralization is always costly. Always connected to more effort for users. More friction. That's why centralized platforms win. And I still have yet to see a solution for this problem.
(Mine is socializing certain platforms and properties but I'm a dirty commie so there's that)
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