Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt steps outside reality once again to take a shot at Apple with a story about developer relations.
Not sure why Philip thinks this is an issue; to me it’s all very clear:
- “Kelly” is obviously a hack, and a “bad” hack at that.
- As a hack, “Kelly” clearly doesn’t give a damn about rules, propriety, and certainly anything as troublesome as an NDA.
- “Kelly” was a moron for publishing firmware release numbers and possession of same. I think even my 10-year old daughter would have known better.
- Apple had given this hack a chance, and he freakin’ blew it.
- Apple rightly “wrist-slapped” him, which is absolutely what they should have done.
- I don’t see a problem here.
- Finally, I don’t see how this is an example of “strained” Apple-Developer relations, unless developers feel that making them honor their NDAs is a “strain”.