I was pissed when +Google
killed XMPP federation shortly after +Eric Schmidt
made that quote about +Microsoft
getting access to their users via XMPP, but disallowing the reverse. I totally get that, but taking your ball and leaving the game entirely is the wrong move as well. They've basically turned their back on the open standards community and are progressively moving toward a walled garden. I'm not okay with this. Maybe the Diaspora project was actually prescient.