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Re: The iPhone SDK and free software: not a match

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on April 16, 2008 06:36 PM

Proprietary information is not a synonym for confidential information. Revealing proprietary information is fine as long as it is not confidential.
The API documentation is available if you just sign up as a developer. Longer term the developer documentation may be even more accessible.

If as a developer Apple hands you an alpha/beta product and explicitly labels it confidential then is a different story. However, long term does
anyone really expect that the API document won't be open to access. Perhaps not anonymous access, but open access is not confidential.
This excessively narrow reading of the context would prohibit anyone from writing books on developing iPhone apps. Does that really sound
like a sane thing that Apple wants to happen? No.


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