“Microsoft’s policies toward developers these days start with “What can you do for us?” and end with licensing policies designed to absorb any possible profit that a developer might make. No wonder they’ve all been driven to Apple and Google!
“We want them to be better than this,” said one developer who works across all platforms. “We want them to be good enough to act as a foil for Apple and Google, which otherwise will take over the universe. Ten years ago, Microsoft seemed totally unassailable. If it’s just Apple and Google, we’re so f**ked. Microsoft’s lack of innovative insight is astounding.”