I'm always amazed when Anonymous Coward is able to solve, by thought alone, problems that all of NASA is only able to solve by tedious experimentation, and the collection and analysis of empirical data.
I totally agree with you there, that's the main reason I've never done more than glance at Objective-C.
I doubt you've even glanced at it, else you'd realize it's not a proprietary language controlled and distributed by one company, but as open as C, upon which it is built. Used extensively by and controlled by are not the same thing. (Admittedly, NeXT tried to make the Obj-C front end proprietary, but Stallman sicced his hippy lawyers on them to make sure it stayed GPLed). And I think you're doing yourself a disservice by not exploring it a bit, at least enough to make informed comments in public about it. I immediately found it very expressive and flexible, akin to Python, though sometimes a bit verbose.
...import his private and public keys into the local database...
That's what they want you to think....