At a guess this refers to the whole 'zomg! Windows 8 store! It r the closed and evil!' stuff which was kicking about around Win8's launch.
Not so much the Windows8 stuff, but from the stories of indie developers being treated poorly when developing for the Xbox.
To be fair, that's not indies being treated poorly as such, it's just them being treated the same as any other developer. All developers (big or small) are expected to fork over tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege of being on a console... This is the same across 360 and PS3 at the moment.
And from what Sony has said so far, it's not going to change on the PS4 -- yes they've mentioned 'self publishing', but this is a service for companies that have gone through the registered developer program