Emby went proprietary but you wouldn’t guess that from the release post. Never mind, the Plex media server alternative has already been forked under the name of Jellyfin. Good luck to the developers (and unlike the Emby people, we mean it). Forks can turn out great, Libre Office came from Open Office after the Oracle Sun acquisition and now it’s the open source office suite.
Mycroft is to postpone delivery of the Mark II due to manufacturing issues, from this December to Q1 2019. No refunds, for anyone put off by this. Hopefully when it comes, it will be better for it, to compete with the likes of Amazon Alexa.