Apple drops NDA for iPhone application developers

Apple has dropped the non-disclosure agreement it previously had forced application developers who wrote applications for the iPhone 3G to agree to, citing the burden it placed on developers.

In a statement on its developer website, Apple said it had previously put in place the NDA to protect certain Apple technology it did not want to get out into open, citing the fact it had happened in the past. However, the company said the NDA placed too great a burden on developers, and was dropping it for already released software. It will provide developers with a new agreement without the NDA "within a week or so."

Developers have complained about Apple exercising too much control over developers, most notably in squashing applications that might directly compete with Apple services, such as Alex Sokirynsky's Podcaster application. 

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