“A $2,000 bounty is being offered to the first developer who
creates an open source driver for the Kinect, despite the proposal
meeting with Microsoft’s staunch disapproval.
“The original bounty was $1,000, offered by Adafruit Industries,
an open source electronics seller and advocate. However, when
Microsoft found out about the bounty and voiced its dissatisfaction
Adafruit decided to double the offer.
“”Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products,”
a Microsoft spokesperson told CNET.”