I wonder if GHI has ever thought about making their modules without the sockets and use regular pins. I’ve been playing around with a bunch of modules and its pretty easy to get them to work with Window IoT Core and the Raspberry Pi (tonight I got the RFID Module working for example). Sure the Pi is weak on interfaces, but cost wise I’m able to use a bunch of Pi’s for teaching IoT devices (like I did before with Gadgeteer), and the GHI modules are just nice circuits to use in my classes.
Maybe even a socket to pin adapter would be a cool thing to make and sell (ie something that plugs into the socket and then allows you to plug pins into it). Right now I’m just using extender modules that I solder pins onto.