Most software companies track you and collect data about you. They no longer deliver their applications through hard media, such as CDs and USB sticks, but users have to download them and create accounts. This is widely known.
Microsoft jumped on this bandwagon about 10 years ago when it introduced Office 365, a set of services combined with its traditional office applications. A Microsoft account is required to download the applications.
Users can no longer visit a store, pay cash for a copy with a DVD, install it on their computers and simply register the software.
LibreOffice takes a different approach. Read more