Apple posts updated iPhone SDK NDA, opens developer forums

As promised, Apple has posted an updated iPhone SDK Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), and has opened a beta of its Apple Developer Forums to “provide a collaborative environment to post iPhone development topics and questions for an open discussion with fellow iPhone developers.” On October 1, Apple announced it would drop the portion of its NDA for released iPhone software, stating, “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.” The revised agreement (PDF Link) reads, “You agree that any Apple pre-release software (including related documentation and materials) and any information disclosed by Apple to you in connection with Apple Events or Paid Content (defined below) will be considered and referred to as “Apple Confidential Information”.” The company defines “Paid Content” as “certain proprietary content (including, without limitation, video presentations and audio recordings) that Apple may make available to you from time to time for a separate fee.” The new developer forums, which are open to paid iPhone developers only, can be accessed at devforums.apple.com.

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