VSIP is now useful
It's odd, I was just chatting with some guys on irc not more than two nites ago about how completely useless the VSIP program is. How the heck was a guy like me, who seems to enjoy giving away code for free, ever going to use it? I'm certainly not going to spend ten thousand dollars to made an addon to visual studio when my goal would be to help the community, not my pocketbook. It just seemed to me that it was a prime example of when Microsoft just didn't Get It when it comes to community-minded developers.
And then they go and make it free via registration form for the community and academic types. This is the kind of thinking that will make vstudio the Swiss Army Knife that it can be.