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People will take as much control over their software as they can get. The Firefox vs Debian row also was based on who controls updates.

As long as they can get away with it, Google won't simply give you balanced powers on their platform. They will give you the bare minimum they can afford to. Same with Facebook, Twitter, ... and their APIs.

There are always real justifications for this, but the problem behind is balance of power. You are stuck with them so they make the rules.




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