Microsoft Communications

Dear Microsoft –

Although you haven’t contacted me officially, some of your employees have. I appreciate their efforts on your behalf.

I won’t post private emails from your employees on my blog. But if you wish to contact me regarding this set of circumstances, please do it here, on my blog. Or do it on your blog and link to me.

I am not interested in having a conversation with you that you want me to keep secret. I’m not the only one affected by your actions – others need the explanation just as much as I do.

Don’t misunderstand me – I am interested in having the conversation with you. I just prefer to have it in an open forum. So yes, if you can demonstrate that I was stealing your code, or pirating your Operating System, I will be publicly humiliated. But I feel strongly that this will not happen. I played by the rules you made.