November 2009

JNTU – Microsoft A Memorandum of 'misunderstanding'

The Understanding:
Microsoft and JNTU Hyderabad have entered into an agreement to provide Microsoft developer tools 'free of cost' to students in colleges affiliated to JNTU Hyderabad. According to this article which appeared in “The Hindu” on October 27, the Microsoft Corporation will provide these tools under the DreamSpark programme of launched in November last year.
http://www.hindu.com/2009/10/27/stories/2009102759690400.htm
 
The misUnderstanding:
Though it might appear like a great deal, its actually not. Let us look at some aspects of this programme and 'understand' what lies beneath this misUnderstanding.