The oligopoly has won.

Carlos Fenollosa flips a table:

Many companies have been trying to disrupt email by making it proprietary. So far, they have failed. Email keeps being an open protocol. Hurray? No hurray. Email is not distributed anymore. You just cannot create another first-class node of this network.

Email is now an oligopoly, a service gatekept by a few big companies which does not follow the principles of net neutrality. [...]

I lost. We lost. One cannot reliably deploy independent email servers. This is unethical, discriminatory and uncompetitive.

*Stares in previously.*

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