Apple releases iPhone developers from NDA

Apple, responding to relentless criticism of the nondisclosure agreement relating to iPhone development, said in a message that it plans to lift it.

Bravo! It’s the right thing to do, and the Great Architect looks forward to further glasnost.

Reading the missive is fun. It’s completely dry and to-the-point, which only makes it easier to imagine it being delivered through clenched teeth by a wax-faced corporate lawyer, his eyes burning with barely-suppressed contempt for people who sign things they don’t read. Every polite, concilatory line becomes a feast of passive aggression if one images but an extra word here or there.

Read the original, then check out our Fake “Dear Developers” Letter for a chuckle:

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5 Responses to Apple releases iPhone developers from NDA

  1. glitterboyblue says:

    Now we have another venue for (open-source) iPhone app distribution.

  2. glitterboyblue says:

    oops – besides jailbreaking.

  3. jungletek says:

    Wonder if this means they’ll stop stifling competition and stealing ideas in the app store?

  4. Symphonix says:

    I really love Apple’s snarky tone on this one. Especially for finishing their announcement with the term “Bozos”.

  5. Daemon says:

    It’s amuzing – the original reads as only slightly less snide.

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