Microsoft Teams Up With ChevronWP7 For Home Brew Development

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    The infamous Chevron team of hackers who’s currently under Sony’s Crosshairs have teamed up with Microsoft to create home-brewed apps for Windows Phone 7. The team will focus on a “long-term solutions ..of broadening access to the platform”. With Microsoft’s blessing, expect to see some fantastic stuff coming towards WP7′s way. NDA disclosure doesn’t allow the team to say what exactly is in the works, but they did say their really excited on what’s to come.

    Although a large majority of the content presented by Microsoft is covered by a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), which we voluntarily agreed to, we can say we’re genuinely excited by many of the forward-looking presentations. We can only hope they come to fruition as soon as possible.

    Sony should take a page from Microsoft’s book and embrace the hacker community instead of trying to silence them. With this unholy partnership, Microsoft and Chevron should make beautiful music together.

    Source:http://www.derangedshaman.com/2011/01/23/microsoft-teams-up-with-chevronwp7-for-home-brew-development/
     


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    Wait, so official unofficial apps? WHAT?
     
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    This is great news. Soon, I bet all companies will just agree that they can't stop hackers and will actually join them.
     
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    lol, that's not gonna happen.
     
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    That doesn't even make sense. Official homebrew?
     
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    Doesn't this just make them developers?
     
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    i think
     
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    Which I guess completly nullify the point of "homebrew".
     
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    That is a true statement.

    Homebrew developers will no longer be "homebrew developers" but merely "developers".
     
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    yeah but if they just allow anyone to make and develop apps for the phone why would hackers wanna hack it if they already can do whatever...so its kinda like the best way to prevent hacking is by embracing it?
     
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    I mean, I suppose this means that Microsoft will allow them to use their own tools and methods to create content, right? But would that prove to be better than using Microsoft's own development tools? I guess I just don't understand the significance in this, other than Microsoft openly stating that they are willing to allow known hackers to toy around with their device in hopes that they create something worthwhile. I mean, it's cool and all I suppose...but isn't this the same thing as saying "here's a closed system. If you can hack it, do so, and make some cool stuff." ? If that were the case, why not make it open source?
     
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    best things in life are free
     
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    they are most likely bound by all MS's rules
    basically they are buying out all the hackers to prevent stuff like piracy and other apps they disapprove off which is most likely emulators, and their store cracks, apps that contain copyrighted content without the consent of the creator, ect...
     
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    Try it like this:

     
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    Good stuff.

    For those bitching between homebrew devs and regular devs... theyre exactly the same. the develop things. The only limit with regular devs is the limit the company put on them
    Seeing as putting a limit on people who do homebrew anyway is stupid, because MS knows very well that when they try to control these kind of people (homebrew devs and hackers etc) they will retaliate, and if the individuals involved dont then others will.. MS isnt that stupid

    Im guessing that MS told these guys "Look, we need new things. you work for us, we fund you and you go and create shit. At the end of the month send us the bill and its all good, let your imagination run free"

    this means that its still homebrew style but theyre getting paid for it

    also this will be free, if they dont make it free the above statement of retaliation applies. MS learned from Sony and knows that this community isnt one to be fucked with or the community will stick a broom up their ass... sideways

    Now stop the hate and just sit back and watch. Whats the worst that can happen? Some homebrwers/hackers selling us out? Awwww theres more where those came from and we all know it
     
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    they are not homebrew makers anymore
    they are just paid developers now
     
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    good damn even m$ are smarter than sony now
     
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    Whats in a name? Aslong as they do the same who cares?
    They now have a chance to make a living doing something they love

    Would you ratehr have them sazy "No Microsoft, I dont want to conform to standards and actually earn money, Id rather do this shit for free"

    referral to my last post
     
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    Who's bitching or hating? Everything you said was already said, albeit in question form...several times. I still don't see the significance in this. It's more of a PR stunt, if anything.
     
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    they wont be able to do the same thing anymore thats the point

    homebrew had no limits
    made in your home for free just because you wanted too, helping out the scene
    now they are shackled down, have a ton of limits imposed on them, and get paid for it so ms can seem like the good guy
     

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