Peter Rysavy: “Some of the greatest tablet applications are coming from small developers, who don't have a lot of money to fund their projects, and an army of lawyers to protect their ideas. Redmond really needs to give them a chance, support their work, and even promote their applications.”
Peter: you're absolutely right. I'm interested in finding out a way to do just that. I'd love to hear your ideas on how to make small ISVs comfortable with doing business with us. Is it getting you legal help? Funding? Is it building relationships within our teams so you feel more comfortable about why and how we patent our technologies? I'm very interested in solving this problem long-term so that we both win.
Taking care of developers is my #1 job. If you all run off and develop for another platform because we made it too difficult to deal with us, we lose. Simple business 101 stuff. [The Scobleizer Weblog]