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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 07:45 PM
"Contrived reading of the restrictions"

Well, let's read them, shall we?

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BY
CLICKING “AGREE”, CHECKING THE BOX OR BY DOWNLOADING, USING OR COPYING
ANY PART OF THIS SDK, YOU ARE AGREEING ON YOUR OWN BEHALF AND/OR ON
BEHALF OF YOUR COMPANY TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED BELOW.
IF YOU DO NOT OR CANNOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU
CANNOT USE THIS SDK. DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE THIS SDK IN THAT CASE.

You agree not to rent, lease, lend, upload to or host on any website or server, sell, redistribute, or
sublicense the SDK, in whole or in part, or to enable others to do so. You may not use the SDK
for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement.

You agree that the SDK licensed hereunder, the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and any
other non-public information that You learn about Apple’s products, designs, research,
development, know-how, or Apple’s business, finances or personnel, or non-public third party
information, in connection with this Agreement or in connection with Your use of any part of the
SDK will be deemed “Apple Confidential Information” under this Agreement.
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Please tell me how one could possibly interpret these contractual clauses in any other way than the plain English in which they are written.

Perhaps you are willing to flirt with Apple's legal department, but I have better things to do.

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