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The iPhone SDK and free software: not a match

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 24.62.148.66] on April 16, 2008 06:10 PM
Let me clarify what I said: Apple says that you may not release ANY information that they consider to be confidential, in ANY way. It is IMPOSSIBLE to code up an application without incorporating their proprietary information within the code. For example, source code will reveal API function calls, return values, error codes, etc. Even comments in the code explaining what is happening will reveal proprietary information. The source code to a comprehensive iPhone application alone may reveal enough proprietary information for others to be able to write iPhone apps without agreeing to Apple's license. This is precisely what they are trying to avoid.

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