I know some people I respect work there but holy _shit_ y'all
They consistently build user hostile software that trades on attention and tolerance of their bullshit because there's no other option
Using some cool trendy technologies and open sourcing some unprofitable shit doesn't negate the irreversible harm they've done to the industry and it's really not okay to participate in that
Like oh yeah MS loves Linux and open source now, sure, but that's because they _won_. Free desktops are essentially zero in the market, even Mac OS isn't a viable option for a lot of people, and they successfully capitalize on that in extremely predatory ways
"Microsoft loves Linux", huh?
"so you like this cute little side project... the likelihood is that most people probably never heard of it before today. [...] The reality is I highly doubt anybody heard of MauiKit, and frankly nobody cares."
Fuck Microsoft. They take FOSS work, both technical and conceptual, without so much as attribution; they collaborate with the police and ICE; they destroyed the personal computing market almost singlehandedly.
@tindall I wonder how many people who are so enamored with modern Microsoft were around back when they tried this before. There's a ton more people into programming and tech than there was 20-25 years ago when "embrace, extend, extinguish" was the plan of attack by them.
My hope would be most people wouldn't just forget about that... but then again, my faith in human logic has been shaken much in recent times.
@tindall it is so fucking terrifying that Microsoft bought NPM. They can shut down the entire free web at any moment
@ben @tindall @clacke Those scripts a definitely composed with webpack, though https://ravenvale.lubar.me/aetherium-78ea1f14c5e9adb4.js
@datatitian @tindall @clacke I wrote the script as an immediately invoked function expression and this file handles the serving: https://git.lubar.me/lubar-local/ravenvale/src/commit/5e4a99f8ff7c738ebe8aa904a597a3ba8a66e70e/static.go
@datatitian @tindall @clacke "minified script - therefore requiring NPM to deploy" I don't even know where to start with something like that. I wrote a minifier for Parenscript in 21 lines of code. Y'all need to learn how to program. https://gitlab.common-lisp.net/parenscript/parenscript/-/blob/master/src/namespace.lisp
@tindall "And then, I didn’t hear anything back from anyone at Microsoft for six months." Promises of corporate acquisition/partnership to steal ideas was standard Microsoft practice in the 1980s and 1990s. This Keivan guy basically did a bunch of very high value consulting for Microsoft for free.
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