Open Sourcing iPhone Apps ... WordPress is doing it!

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EagerEyes
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Just thought I'd mention that WordPress has released the source code for their iPhone application. There is also some hoopla over a course that will be taught at Stanford on iPhone programming. Especially the latter makes it appear likely that the NDA will be lifted soon.

WordPress is also a big enough target for Apple to take down if they're really serious about it. So if nothing happens for a week or two, I think we'll see a lot of opening of iPhone source code.

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I'm watching this very closely. I deal with many NDAs and CDAs for my day job, and I treat them very seriously. It's not just for the legal ramifications, but if you violate one company's trust, you'll find that few others want to work with you. I would like official confirmation that this is acceptable now and that they won't take action on posted source code before I make this all public, along with posts on what I've learned while putting this together, but if they don't move on any of the increasingly more detailed public disclosures I may be tempted to proceed.

This NDA is harming their young platform and them as a company. With the 2.1 SDK out there, hopefully they'll see the light and lift the NDA on at least the 2.0 SDK. Otherwise, I don't know what we'll even talk about at the iPhoneDevCamp in Chicago.

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We were just notified that the iPhone NDA will be lifted inside of a week: http://developer.apple.com/iphone/program/. When I get the new agreement, I'll post the source (and a bit more about the iPhone-specific portions of the application).

At first, I'll just do tarballs, but I'm working on getting my local Subversion repository moved across to my server here.

Thanks for your patience.

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