Microsoft threatens its Most Valuable Professional (theregister.co.uk)
A bit of a slip up there, Microsoft awards someone for writing a utility that improves their development software, then writes them a series of threatening letters because they think it's hurting their business.
Just another case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing I hope, though withdrawing a new award seems to indicate that both hands are now in sync and they've decided to go with the nasty one.
It's always frustrating when someone puts in their own time and hard work to do something that's useful for many people and get bullied into retracting it.
If we didn't have proprietary software, where would the innovation come from? People like this who are being stifled by proprietary software vendors, that's where.