机翼扬声器接触情况

关于今天的aforelinked来自Rogue Amoeba的故事四个月的过程,以获得Airfoil Speakers Touch的小错误修复更新在App Store上发表的一些读者坚持在这件事上为Apple辩护,这些都为我指出了这一点Jeff LaMarche的回应LaMarche写道:

I’m going to risk the ire of the maddening crowd once more, but I think somebody needs to come to Apple’s defense this timeI love a good mob scene as much as the next guy, and I keep my pitchfork nice and sharp just in case the need should ariseBut… the picture that Rogue Amoeba has painted in their farewell post doesn’t look quite so black and white to meCertainly, Apple could have handled many things about the situation better, but so could have Rogue Amoeba让我们将其简化为基础知识。

  1. Airfoil Speakers Touch包含Apple产品的图片;
  2. 这些是Apple拥有的图像;
  3. The iPhone SDK Agreement specifically prohibits the use of images, icons, and logos owned by Apple in iPhone applications;
  4. The first rejection clearly and unambiguously stated why the app was being rejected and how it could be fixed.

有很多是错的LaMarche的简介。

Point 1 is simply wrong; the Airfoil Speakers Touch iPhone app does not contain any of these images它不包含Apple计算机的图片它不包含苹果应用程序的图标它通过Airfoil for Mac在网络上发送后显示这些图像机翼使用Mac读取这些图像政府官员Mac OS X的api即Airfoil Speakers Touch can only show a picture of the Mac it is connected to because the image is sent它连接的Mac。

第3点,我不同意我刚刚重新阅读了整个iPhone SDK协议,我没有找到禁止Airfoil Speakers Touch正在做什么的条款这是第3.2(d)节,这可能是LaMarche所指的(大胆强调):1

(d) To the best of Your knowledge and belief, Your Application and Licensed Application Information do not and will not违反挪用, 要么侵犯any Apple or third party copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy and publicity, trade secrets, patents, or other proprietary or legal rights (e.gmusical composition or performance rights, video rights, photography or image rights, logo rights, third party data rights, etcfor content and materials that may be included in Your Application);

人们可以争辩说,Airfoil Speakers Touch在某种程度上“违反”,“盗用”或“侵犯”Apple商标我强烈反对,并争辩说Airfoil Speakers Touch非常适当地使用这些图像请注意,SDK协议并未声明您不能“使用”Apple商标。

还有第2.6节:

This Agreement does not grant You any rights to use any trademarks, logos or service marks belonging to Apple, including but not limited to the iPhone or iPod word marksIf You make reference to any Apple products or technology or use Apple’s trademarks, You agree to comply with the published guidelines athttp://www.apple.com/legal/trademark/guidelinesfor3rdparties.html, as modified by Apple from time to time.

这清楚地暗示了iPhone应用程序可以如果Apple商标符合Apple指南的条款,请使用它们我读过文档,没有看到条款将表明,机翼扬声器接触所做的是违反准则。

在他关于文章的情况下,流氓变形虫的保罗Kafasis包括这一点从他们的应用程序商店拒绝通告:

苹果商标和云服务的图形符号:

You may not use the Apple Logo or any other Apple-owned graphic symbol, logo, or icon on or in connection with web sites, products, packaging, manuals, promotional/advertising materials, or for any other purpose except pursuant to an express written trademark license from Apple, such as a reseller agreement.

这不那么模棱两可但请注意,SDK协议本身不包含此语言流氓变形虫有这种语言的唯一途径就是通过设计,建筑,和提交的应用程序(这可以LaMarche第四,他声称,注意是“明确的”这不是它没有说明Rogue Amoeba违反这条规则的地方Was it the Mac icons? The app icons? Both? Rogue Amoeba was left to guess — and, when they asked for clarification, left to wait.)

Is Apple within their rights to reject this app for this reason? Sure最重要的是,他们可以出于他们想要的任何理由拒绝应用程序 - 这是重要的规则But was Rogue Amoeba foolish for designing their application this way? No他们违反了SDK协议中的任何内容。

这只是一个很好的设计在UI设计中,就像在电影院中一样,它几乎总是更好节目而不是告诉你怎么可以节目which computer the Airfoil iPhone client is connected to? Apple certainly agrees with the design — showing an icon of the machine正是他们自己的远程应用程序如何解决相同的UI问题显然,iPhone Remote应用程序是Apple自己的应用程序,所以他们不能被指控侵犯/盗用/侵犯他们自己的商标But if the de facto rule is “Apple can show a representation of the computer its iPhone apps connect to, but third-party developers can’t”, that doesn’t exactly refute Rogue Amoeba’s conclusion that developing for this platform just isn’t worth it.


  1. 我无法链接到SDK协议,因为它位于后面iPhone开发者门户网站↩︎

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