Steve Jobs’ response on Section 3.3.1

Posted on Sunday April 11th, 2010 / 14:00

O Steve Jobs …ξαναχτυπά αυτή τη φορά υπέρ της αλλαγής της παραγράφου 3.3.1 στο πρόσφατο SDK για το iPhone OS 4.0.

Η αλλαγή στην παράγραφο 3.3.1 ουσιαστικά απαγορεύει την χρήση των cross-compilers όπως το επερχόμενο Flash-to-iPhone compiler του νέου Adobe Flash Professional CS5 αλλά και τα MonoTouch, Titanium, PhoneGap, Unity3D κ.α

Οι αντιδράσεις πολλές (βλ. Apple Banned Adobe Flash Cross Compiler Due to Multi-Tasking?) οπότε ο Greg του Tao Effect Blog αποφάσισε να στείλει ένα e-mail στον Steve Jobs ζητώντας …εξηγήσεις:

Hi Steve,

Lots of people are pissed off at Apple’s mandate that applications be “originally written” in C/C++/Objective-C. If you go, for example, to the Hacker News homepage right now:

You’ll see that most of the front page stories about this new restriction, with #1 being: “Steve Jobs Has Just Gone Mad” with (currently) 243 upvotes. The top 5 stories are all negative reactions to the TOS, and there are several others below them as well. Not a single positive reaction, even from John Gruber, your biggest fan.

I love your product, but your SDK TOS are growing on it like an invisible cancer.


Η απάντηση του Steve Jobs:

We think John Gruber’s post is very insightful and not negative:


O Greg ξαναστέλνει e-mail:

Sorry. I didn’t catch that post, but I finished it just now.

I still think it undermines Apple. You didn’t need this clause to get to where you are now with the iPhone’s market share, adding it just makes people lose respect for you and run for the hills, as a commenter to that article stated:

So what Apple does not want is for some other company to establish a de facto standard software platform on top of Cocoa Touch. Not Adobe’s Flash. Not .NET (through MonoTouch). If that were to happen, there’s no lock-in advantage.”

And that makes Apple evil. At least, it does in the sense that Google uses the term in “don’t be evil” – I believe pg translated “evil” as something along the lines of “trying to compete by means other than making the best product and marketing it honestly”.

From a developer’s point of view, you’re limiting creativity itself. Gruber is wrong, there are plenty of [applications] written using cross-platform frameworks that are amazing, that he himself has praised. Mozilla’s Firefox just being one of them.

I don’t think Apple has much to gain with 3.3.1, quite the opposite actually.


Kαι η απάντηση του Steve Jobs τρία λεπτά αργότερα:

We’ve been there before, and intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform.

Σύμφωνα, λοιπόν, με τον Steve Jobs η εμπλοκή τρίτων προγραμμάτων μεταξύ της κύριας γλώσσας και του προγραμματιστή καταλήγει σε χαμηλότερης ποιότητας αποτέλεσμα!

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