"Demonopolizing the internet with interoperability" (a Cory Doctorow piece): https://pluralistic.net/2021/09/24/comcom-acm/#cacm
Interoperability is the foundation of all open networks. It underlies the important freedoms of such a network: the ability to choose your own service provider, and choose how you access that service.
I've been thanked in the past by people for working on #XMPP, because it gives a wide choice of software, including options that suit their accessibility needs. Centralized systems don't honour individuality.
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