Takes on Apple Terms of Service for Developers: Links


A Summary of the links I have been following in the debate over the intentions of the new Apple Developer TOS, specifically section 3.3.1. These are all smart people’sinterpretations, and the real question is how will developers (and other mobile ecosystem providers) interpret and adapt to precedents like this.

June 12th: A change in the TOS that may be of benefit to unity developers over at Slashdot

Lee Brimelow’s article:

http://theflashblog.com/?p=1888

ars technica’s take:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/04/apple-takes-aim-at-adobe-or-android.ars

Joe Berkovitz’s impressions at a philisophical level (“When does programming really start?”):
http://joeberkovitz.com/blog/2010/04/08/apple-takes-stance-on-consciousness/

Unity3D’s official Blog (applies to monotouch and the compile-to-allowed languages case, which may be different than Adobe’s methods in Packager):
http://blogs.unity3d.com/2010/04/10/unity-and-the-iphone-os-4-0/

and an update, May 11th:
http://blogs.unity3d.com/2010/05/11/unity-and-the-iphone-os-4-0-update-ii/

37 Signal’s Take, especially Point #3, is really interesting:
http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2273-five-rational-arguments-against-apples-331-policy

MonoTouch’s official take on things (affects unity3D):
http://monotouch.net/

Tweet tags I’m following: #331 #unity3d #monotouch

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