Charles said:

The author makes some valid and important points. However, it is clear that he is unaware of the BizSpark program (not that this nullifies his concern and perspective...). See some of the start-ups who have taken the bet on .NET here: http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/BizSpark and here: http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/

 

C

The link in the last section of that story is to the BizSpark page, so he is aware of it.