"As an owner of an ISV, I simply can't ignore what's going on at the moment as it will affect my company as well, and also every other ISV out there: do we want to work in an environment where using a legitimate public API could cause a lawyer threat which will cost you a lot of money? No, I don't want to work in such an environment and I'm sure my fellow software engineers don't want to work in such an environment either."
To anyone who this is a violation of the EULA, I refer you to Frans own questions:
"Oh, and for the people who still think he violated an EULA please provide me answers to this:
- Where is stated you can't extend VS.NET Express?
- Where is stated what the technical limitations are
- If he wrote the code in VS.NET Pro and compiles on the command line, is he still violating the EULA of vs.net express? If you answer YES: how is that possible, he never saw that eula, theoretically!"
As Frans completes his post:
"We're developers, we use the API's and other things to get things done. Perhaps not in the way you intended or want to. However that's totally irrelevant. If you don't want a developer to use a given API method, don't expose that method."
The accepted Google Summer of Code 2007 mentors list is now complete at the Summer of Code website — 131 projects could use your help. Student applications are open and the application deadline has been extended to March 26. Google has an application guide in the Summer of Code Announce discussion group that provides more information on the application process.
- Django (Lawrence Journal-World)
- Etherboot Project
- Ruby Central, Inc.
- The Wine Project
Let's write those project applications as the end date of March 24 for accepting student applications is not that far away! An application guide is provided in the Google Summer of Code Announce discussion group that provides more information on the application process.