It's important that you guys understand that if you retain your independence, you stand to become a world renowned competitor in the respective field, Selling to microsoft will cause 2 things to happen;
1. A massive exodus of people who don't agree with the decission, including myself, A smaller independent competitor will pop up and everyone who leaves discord will flock to that.
2.You'll be forced to do what they want you to do, even if it goes against your wishes, They will sweet-talk you saying you can still do what you want, but you won't and you damn well know it.
But just incase you don't, try not to forget Microsoft's track record in messaging apps that they've caused everyone to abandon and leave like MSN Messenger and Skype.
Please do not let them bully you with the prospect they have the best intentions for you.
This is NOT what people are paying Nitro for. Don't disappoint your community Please.