I’ve been working for three years to get more transparency into why Microsoft does the things it does. Today I put up an interview with one of our lawyers, Don McGowan, and we talk pretty candidly (no edits) about technology law. This is a fun conversation and we talk about blogging, patents, product namings, and being evil. He explains to our own employees why things get slowed down by lawyers, and explains other things about what Microsoft does legally. You’ll see why he calls himself a professional pessimist too.
If you were sitting down with our lawyers, what would you ask them?
I’m off for the weekend. Have a good one!