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Windows 7: Microsoft bans Free Software on Windows Phone 7

18 Feb 2011   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Microsoft bans Free Software on Windows Phone 7

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Thinking of submitting an application to the Windows Phone Marketplace? Better check the fine print in the developer agreement. Microsoft has a message there for many free and open source developers: You are not welcome
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This is unexpected, they know full well people are going to create them anyway. Why not embrace it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Another reason to be glad I have Android. Most of the apps I have are free.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Another reason to be glad I have Android. Most of the apps I have are free.
Same goes for the iphone, I love my iphone 3GS !
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Surprised???? Every free app reduces the amount of apps that can be sold for profit
Seems like the bottom line here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

It's not "free" as in "price free", it's free as in open source.

I thought Microsoft were wanting to "embrace" open source more? I wonder how this will affect Nokia as well.
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18 Feb 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

We will see how this pans out.

If, as the author suspects, there is a severe restriction on free apps. - there is no chance of Windows Phone succeeding.

I don't think that is what MS has in mind.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
It's not "free" as in "price free", it's free as in open source.
LOL...Sorry but did you ever have to pay for anything that is open source?
If so chances are you have been scammed

-DG
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sledge, i'm sure everlong means that the microsoft restriction is on 'open sourced' software - not 'free' stuff.

you can still be free without being open-source, or using open-source elements...

looks like m$ shooting itself in the foot here?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I'm quite confident mickey, that all regulars here know what open source is/means. Since it's also free price-wize I just thought the connection I made was obvious..I was wrong as it seems...so here to clarify:
I was just trying to put myself in 'company shoes' to see what's so bad about open source software that i have to ban it and came up with this:
The worst thing about open source in company terms: I can't charge for it thus my mixed calculations are bound to fail.
Ergo I'm losing money

Back to topic:
I can't really believe such a narrow sighted/minded decision was made to stay...your analogy to a dumb kid with a sixshooter in his quick draw holster nails it on the head

Decisions seem to fit the time we're in. Why else does everybody feel they need to jailbreak their devices to circumvent all kinds of restrictions imposed on them. People are getting sick and tired to be constantly told what they can and can not do with devices they bought
I must be the last guy in 500miles radius here who's not into fancy phones and stuff but to me it looks like Android would be the way to go if I were
Let them keep their Windows 7 phone and be happy with it..I don't need it/waste my money on it

-DG
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