It says something about the proprietary mess that is modern messaging apps that a single tech company has 3 incompatible messaging networks and making them compatible with each other is newsworthy.

@kylerankin People complain about duplication of effort in FOSS, but think about how much wasted engineering time has gone into the multiple incompatible messaging networks just owned by FB and Google.


@kylerankin duplication is fine. Competition is good. Tertiary is also fine.

The nice thing about Free Software is that even duplication can involve reuse or at least working together for compatibility.

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