All good points.
I kind of had that in mind when I mentioned WSL vs msys et al. They could have embraced an existing project, but they created their own instead. I know virtually nothing about any of these projects and their implementations may differ wildly (along with their pros/cons), but there's plenty of other examples.
I've mostly come to accept that most company's involvement is more selfish than altruistic.
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