Apple Drops NDA (Partly)

October 5th, 2008 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: iOS | No Comments »

Finally there is some good news to be
reported on the Apple NDA. The company will drop it for all games
that get published on the App Store. That way, developers can finally
start discussing technologies.

Following the new NDA, developers are
only not allowed to speak about unreleased games, applications and
features of the iPhone and iPod Touch. So we expect a lot of iPhone
development sites to pop-out in a week or two.

“To Our Developers

We have decided to drop the
non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software.

We put the NDA in place because the
iPhone OS includes many Apple inventions and innovations that we
would like to protect, so that others don’t steal our work.

It has happened before. While we have
filed for hundreds of patents on iPhone technology, the NDA added yet
another level of protection. We put it in place as one more way to
help protect the iPhone from being ripped off by others.

the NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and
others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we
are dropping it for released software. Developers will receive a new
agreement without an NDA covering released software within a week or
so. Please note that unreleased software and features will remain
under NDA until they are released.”

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    Arjan Olsder is the Vice President of Pixalon Studios. Opinions expressed on this publication do not have to represent those of Pixalon Studios.


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