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
Flash, Silverlight, Objective C, HTML5. There is a crisis and a factions are forming – who’s going to win the ubiquity prize? If you are a Flash developer, are you a silverlight developer? what skills are common, what will go ‘extinct’ if you switch, or if HTML5 comes along and finishes off both delivery mechanisms?
It’s pretty damn confusing when you have to bet your skillset on the matter. Continue reading →
(I don’t know if they are affiliated with any of the organizations or license holders)
Adobe’s Q&A on the subject as it pertains to Flash. The language is a bit ominous, and this might affect any sites you work on after 2010, and possibly retroactively. The trouble is, noone knows what the license holder of H.264 has in mind, and how they will deal with vendors such as Adobe:
A private members’ Bill from the NDP camp is short and sweet. An amendment to the Telecommunications act that would, “prohibit network operators from engaging in network management practices that favour, degrade or prioritize any content, application or service transmitted over a broadband network based on its source, ownership or destination, subject to certain exceptions.”