Heck, even reviewing the agreement is difficult.
- 1. https://developer.apple.com/io... does not render under Firefox.
- 2. For the individual program, you can't look at the agreement without giving them a credit card.
- 3. For the corporate program, you have to attest that you can sign agreements for the company before seeing the agreement.
- 4. Profit! (Sorry, I always wanted to do that)
Does the Mac OS License include the onerous section that is in the IOS developer agreement about making public statements? See the EFF All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement page.
As I can't review the agreement without either giving them a credit card number or committing fraud, I can't seem to find out.
Certificates do not have much value, especially for smaller firms. Say an app from a smaller vendor or an individual is signed, but turns out to be malicious. What's Apple going to do, other than revoke the cert and try not to give that vendor or individual a cert in the future?
That said, I'm glad it is possible to download Google Earth without enabling automatic updates. I downloaded GE in January and there was no way to run it without automatic updates running. I removed Chrome because it automatically updates. I need a bit more control over my machine than that.