Microsoft Delays the Enforcement of Policy That Forbids Developers From Selling Free Open-Source Apps

The Microsoft Store, an online source for Windows apps and other apps, was supposed to enact new policies on July 16 that forbid developers from selling open-source apps that are otherwise available for free and from distributing browser apps that use Apple’s WebKit engine.

But on Friday, Giorgio Sardo, general manager of the Microsoft Store, indicated Microsoft will delay enforcement in response to the earful Redmond has been getting from the developer community.