Once upon a time, FOSS enthusiasts were so concerned about Microsoft, that they recommended everyone use GMail and Google Apps.
Today the same crowd hates Google, so they recommend $SERVICE instead...
As long as $SERVICE is a provider in the cloud, on somebody else's computer, I'm shaking my head.
Many of the things being recommended are even more proprietary and locked-down than Google's stuff is!
Fighting monopolies is good. But don't lie to yourself that this helps software freedom.
@HerraBRE unless you own your own platform you're going to have the same issues everywhere. That's why I'm not rushing out to sign up for any third party anything. Deliberately going slow so I can find the right self-hosted solutions.
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