Apple vient de publier sur son site web un message qui signal la levée d'un bonne partie du NDA concernant l'iPhone :

We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software.

We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS includes many Apple inventions and innovations that we would like to protect, so that others don’t steal our work. It has happened before. While we have filed for hundreds of patents on iPhone technology, the NDA added yet another level of protection. We put it in place as one more way to help protect the iPhone from being ripped off by others.

However, the NDA has created too much of a burden on developers, authors and others interested in helping further the iPhone’s success, so we are dropping it for released software. Developers will receive a new agreement without an NDA covering released software within a week or so. Please note that unreleased software and features will remain under NDA until they are released.

Thanks to everyone who provided us constructive feedback on this matter.

Il sera donc normalement possible dès le nouveau contrat d'utilisation envoyé de parler des fonctionnalitées présente dans les versions finales du SDK. Les fonctionnalitées des versions beta restent quant à elles sous NDA.

Cela signifie que l'on devrait aussi voir apparaître d'ici peu des livres et d'autres ressources sur le SDK iPhone, comme par exemple les livres The Pragmatic Programmers.

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