CEO and founder Frank Karlitschek was approached by a lawyer earlier this year to make a deal.

In the meeting, the Microsoft correspondent offered benefits in the form of collaboration and marketing to Nextcloud. For example, they wanted to promote the Nextcloud logo in Microsoft marketing material – if Nextcloud would consider dropping its anti-trust complaint.

Microsoft used to be a company of jerks, liars and cheaters 40 years ago, it remains a company of jerks, liars and cheaters today.

@blacklight so do all giant companies, honestly.

even any company with more than 129 staff. #dunbar

@blacklight same with the deal with #DuckDuckGo, only that they folded. @nextcloud thank you for not selling out your community. #nextcloud

@chiefbongo @blacklight @nextcloud Oh man! This would have gotten me so angry! Hands off Free Software, corporate appropriators! M$ has never changed. They have built their Empire by cheating and abuse and still are a for-profit megacorp.

Their fans like to ignore facts and pretend "they became less hostile and nicer to FOSS". Then they would whine about "Exremist FOSS community who distrusts microsoft for no good reason, they are just haters". Been hearing that kind of FUD for 15 years, and that propaganda probably started before. M$ was a shit company back then, and they still are!

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@blacklight I want to #GiveUpGithub so badly 😐 If only #Gitlab already had #federation. IMO together with other forges they'd dominate #shithub

@blacklight trough out my own Experience with Products form #Microsoft I can confirm that these Words are so true and sad about this Company. 😒

@blacklight so, I learned also from this, that Microsoft does come to every entity (government and corporation) to lobby for their nonfree software "success". Am I right?

@ademalsasa @blacklight Yes, you are, it has been the case forever, at least around here. Also today, an news article (in French) explicitely stated that Apple is now jumping in the lobbying arena towards Quebec's education system:

@biguenique @ademalsasa @blacklight

Just like Microsoft did in the UK in order to wipe out Acorn.

And in the process very nearly killed the fledgling ARM.
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