VideoLAN provides an update on the progress of their Kickstarter fund-raiser.
we’ve been in touch with Microsoft representatives, who are thrilled about our endeavor and ready to collaborate with us. They are looking into ways of supporting us directly through non-financial matters, notably hardware, technical and design help.
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The free software folks can be very annoying at times, but good projects like the one that develops VLC really redeem them. There’s a lot of free software junk, but VLC is not.
“..supporting us directly through non-financial matters, notably hardware, technical and design help.”
And what about help getting GPL licensed open source into the Windows Store?
I don’t think that the Microsoft representative was aware of VLCs background.
Microsoft is fully aware of VLC’s background. They have provided financial and technical support for VideoLAN and VLC previously. Perhaps you’re not aware of the provisions in the Windows Store that allow some open source products to be distributed there.