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The idea we should look into is that we are trying to give an integrated Office Suite experience 
such that all the work we are doing would be accessible whenever and whereever we wanted to access 

Integration with cloud, integration with messaging application/collaboration application, and 
integration with email is important considering the current work culture. (Probably, it will be 
same for next five years or so).

However, if we could think beyond that and envision a completely integrated solution it would help 
rather than just trying to replace MS.

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On 30 Dec 2021, 01:59, Ravi Dwivedi wrote:

On 28/12/21 3:32 pm, Clocked Modular wrote:

I recommend integrating Signal into LibreOffice rather than email. We
should look at Google and Apple for what the market is doing. Not the old
dinosaurs like IBM and Microsoft are pointing the way, but they are.

You are recommending integrating something which is centralized and in
control of one single entity(Signal) rather than something which is
decentralized and federated(email).

We can integrate matrix/xmpp/IRC chats rather than Signal. As far as the
matter of convenience or registering via phone number is concerned,
Quicksy can be used which is a part of XMPP family.
People who want convenience can use Quicksy and register via phone
number, while others like me who don't want to register via phone number
can register on another xmpp service(or they can have their own server)
and still talk to Quicksy users.

Signal maybe good for now but we cannot guarantee it will continue to be
as good. It is effectively a lock-in, which is a problem of
centralization. In future if the Signal service gets compromised(like
change of the owner of the company might change their values or they
might change something about Signal that you do not agree with), nobody
bothers to switch.

Quicksy is a brilliant hack which offers both convenience and freedom.

Ravi Dwivedi
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