But I can’t find it in me to disparage this goodwill effort that
Apple has undertaken to not turn every third-party developer
upside-down with regard to app distribution. To me it’s a great
sign that they’re aware and at some level sympathetic to our
concerns, while remaining committed to a high-security experience
Further cementing this feeling is the fact that we were invited to
a private briefing at Apple about Gatekeeper a week before today’s
announcement. Cabel was told point-blank that Apple has great
respect for the third-party app community, and wants to see it
continue to grow — they do not want to poison the well. I think
their actions here speak even louder than their words, though.
Talk about doing things differently.