Thursday, January 08, 2015

EFF Tackles Apple’s Dev Agreement

The EFF makes a stink about the App Store's Developer Agreement, Sorry iPhone Users: Apple’s Dev Agreement Means No EFF Mobile App for iOS. Good for them. I think the App Store is generally a good thing but I basically agree with EFF's issues with the Agreement.

  • There should not be a ban on public statements about a non-confidential agreement
  • You should be able to reverse engineer as under fair use
  • There shouldn't be a monopoly for the app store
  • Apple shouldn't be able to kill your product at any time without reason
  • I'm not sure that jailbreaking should be banned, but it should at least be well marked. The average user should not be tricked into jailbreaking their phone.

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