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Submission + - Apple wants to dictate how you write iPhone code (appleinsider.com)

nickull writes: As reported via Apple Insider, Apple has allegedly updated its iPhone 4.0 SDK developer program license agreement to specifically prohibit developers form using any dev framework that is not born of Apple. The specific text is rumored to be "3.3.1 Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited).". Of course I cannot attest to this because Apple also has an agreement banning developers who get their SDK from publicly commenting on the terms within the SDK so I am just guessing.

If true, this could affect many development frameworks and systems including many open source alternatives like PhoneGap.

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Apple wants to dictate how you write iPhone code

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