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There is always drama somewhere

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 6/7/2021

I see that there is some new drama around Microsoft’s decision to continue to include IdentityServer in some of their templates, despite the fact that IdentityServer is switching from OSS to a commercial model.

I don’t have an opinion on this really – I’m not an OSS maintainer, and generally speaking, I prefer to pay for solutions rather than use OSS. Including a commercial solution in Microsoft’s ASP.NET templates will probably increase confusion for some people which isn’t good, but otherwise I don’t really care.

That being said, I’m not surprised at all that people are cranky about this. People are always cranky on the internet about something, and developers are no different than anyone else.

Personally, I’m still cranky about Microsoft abandoning VB.NET for ASP.NET developers. Or the way Windows updates keeps breaking systems because they aren’t properly tested. Or 1,000 things Microsoft is doing that costs me time and money.

But I’m trying really hard to complain less and move on. Being cranky and complaining may work as clickbait, but it doesn’t add a lot of value otherwise. 

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