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The iPhone SDK and free software: not a match

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 24.199.159.92] on April 16, 2008 05:19 PM
Also, it would still be considered free software. Its stupid to say its not free software because you have to pay for tools to compile it and use it.

If buying the tools needed to compile the code and make it usable means its not free software, then anything that requires Visual Studio or XCode to compile can not possibly be free software either.

You'll have to excuse Apple for requiring someone of legal age to sign up for a binding contract as well, I can't imagine why they'd do that with pre-release software ... Its too bad the simple way around it is to have a parent sign up on your behalf, which is legal.

Stop being such haters and just get over it.

The iPhone isn't all that, but for F*#% sake pull your head out of your

You could also easily work around the publishing of the softare source without breaking the apple NDA with simple wrapper functions.

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