What a crazy week in the give a thing and take a thing world
Oyé, oyé ! Developers and partner community !
In the world of “Sharing is good”, the Skype Developer Program is glad to announce this week :
* Great technical release before release (2.6 Beta DevNotes) !!!
* Improvement by sharing for free our icons and text strings under licence.
* New evolution within the team to support, advocate and manage your stuffs.
Antoine “Ants” Bertout Paul Amery
DevZone Manager Developer Program Manager
Prior : Dev. Support
]]>Why are we delighted with these events ?
The balance of an ecosystem is achieved through various types of interactions, and one of these is mutuality. We are all shareholders in the Skype ecosystem.
The question of how and why Skype cooperates by sharing its icons and text strings is that we are looking for a ‘win-win situation’ with our surrounding community. This interaction between Skype and its ecosystem can be supported by common features via the API but now we can also offer design elements to enhance your applications.
Researchers have used the Prisoner’s Dilemma known from Game Theory, to model a situation with two possible strategies: ‘cooperate’ or ‘defect’ as one way to understand how cooperation can persist. In a one-time encounter, the safest strategy to use for each side is to defect. But cooperation can persist when the interacting organisms remember and react to the previous behaviour of their partner in strategies such as ‘Tit for Tat’. In these games, defecting or cooperating follows the behaviour of the partner in the last round. If the partner defected, I will defect and vice versa. In some systems, this strategy can lead to stable cooperation.
So we believe by sharing our icons for free under a license, you and Skype will allow our users to navigate easily and enjoy using your applications and devices more with familiar Skype icons and other visual goodies.
Ants (expert in ant-aphid mutuality )