Last month, I published an article noting generally issues that arise with centralized emoji walled gardens and censorship therein. Today, I present a positive emoji story. Microsoft opted to make much of its emoji library open source and published the open source emojis under the MIT license. You can find the newly open sourced emojis on GitHub and Figma. Trademarked emojis (including Microsoft’s infamous Clippy) are not part of the open source collection. All-in-all, this is a positive move by Microsoft.