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Apple Developer Terms : a new hope

10 septembre 2010 Laisser un commentaire

The Iphone OS 3 licence (see §3) used to forbid the use of third-parties frameworks in application written for the Iphone. This statement was made in order to avoid the existence of « unofficial » (i.e non Apple) runtime platforms (like .NET, flash, java, whatsoever) on the platform

I found that is was completely insane to do so, any developper should have the right to use the langage he wants, and knowing how a third-party application is done internally shouldn’t be Apple’s business, as long as it’s behavior does not infringues Apple’s licence. Common, Apple, no one likes Objective C !

Commercialy, it was totally dumb too, as other smartphone OSes do not have these restrictions !

Fortunately, yesterday, Apple made a statement that allows developpers to use the langage they want again :

« In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need. »

Ok Apple, thanks for becoming sane back !

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