Web Services Sky Is 'Indigo': "In an exclusive interview with eWEEK here at PDC, Shewchuk said he and a colleague conceived of Indigo while working on the next version of .Net Framework. Shewchuk said his team took its idea to Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer three years ago.
'It's been a pretty exciting project; it's the kind of thing you build a startup around,' Shewchuk said. 'In fact, we asked, 'Should we do this at Microsoft, or should we go do a startup?' And we went to talk to Bill and Steve, and they said, 'Do it here.' And they said they'd make sure we got it done.'
In a sense, 'we did our own startup within Microsoft,' Shewchuk said."