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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Microsoft vs TestDriven.Net Express

A sad Microsoft drone named Jason is getting famous for the worst reasons. He's a program manager for MS Visual Studio and he's hassling a well meaning fellow named Jamie who wrote a unit testing plugin for VS 2005.

Jamie wrote the plugin using VS 2005 Express, the "free" version, and got enough traction that MS made him an MVP. But then Jason noticed that the plugin supports VS Express. Bad Jamie -- no plugins allowed for Express.

Jamie has published the fatuous correspondence Jason directed his way. They took away his MVP, and MS lawyers are sending cease and desist letters.

Um, the guy is developing free software enhancing the value of all the VS products? Did I mention that part?

Great coverage from The Register.

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