A member over at the xda-developers forums has started a petition for the following purpose:
"We are petitioning for Microsoft to provide a mechanism to enable the execution of non-Microsoft signed desktop applications. This will open up the platform and enable 3rd party application developers and hobbyists to write Windows desktop software for the platform. Moreover, this will extend the life, value, and usefulness of all existing Windows RT & RT8.1 tablets that have been released in the last 2+ years."
The petition is here:
Original xda forum topic http://forum.xda-dev...tition-t3014313
I'm asking others to consider signing the petition. I am Surface RT owner myself, and while I love the device, it's been a disappointment to watch how Microsoft has handled Windows on ARM, first locking it down, then intentionally breaking the "jailbreak" instead of supporting (or at least leaving alone) the community that was building around it, and finally providing no upgrade path to any future Windows releases. Providing a way to make more use of our Windows RT devices would not only show some goodwill to those who spent good money on their product, but would also allow the community to support it now that Microsoft is leaving the OS behind...