Reply to post: Re: Do you want to be held hostage by Microsoft?

German ministry hellbent on taking back control of 'digital sovereignty', cutting dependency on Microsoft

thondwe

Re: Do you want to be held hostage by Microsoft?

Unless you write all your own software, you are hostage to someone else?

If you use an Open Source solution and the authors interests wander elsewhere, what do you take it on (if you have the skills) or spend effort switching? What if the authors of Libre Office start collecting feature usage data to focus their efforts (which is what MS is mostly doing?)? What do SUSE/Redhat/Ubuntu do with their patch management processes - guess they may analyze the data to see how popular packages are... Could a government ask them for IP addresses which have downloaded packages/update needed to support Tor or VPNs etc?

If your going to be paranoid about MS, you need to be paranoid about them all?

International Law and Enforcement is what's needed and needs to apply to ALL software houses... (Hence GDPR etc)

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