05 November 2008

If You Can't Beat Them...

...bribe them:


Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage startups by providing key resources when they need it the most:

* Software. Receive fast and easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools, platform technologies, and production licenses of server products for immediate use in developing and bringing to market innovative and interoperable solutions. There is no upfront cost to enroll.

Fortunately, people don't choose the LAMP stack predominantly because it's free, but because it's better.

What next - *paying* people to use Microsoft's products? Oh, wait....

4 comments:

cabalamat said...

I've written a review of BizSpark. I wasn't impressed with it either.

glyn moody said...

Thanks for the link, and thanks for the quotations.

Roy Schestowitz said...

Don't forget the 7 fiasco.

http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/05/praise-microsoft-receive-laptop/
http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/02/microsoft-dell-laptop-incenstives/
http://boycottnovell.com/2008/11/01/policing-coverage-windows-vista/

glyn moody said...

thanks - I'#m sure there will be many more where they came from