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iPhone App Exchange: Where�s the Open Source Love?

Aug 09, 2010, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"But there's more to it than this. It's likely that developers would be better served by an equally free (as in listing cost), but more open (as in open source), exchange for iPhone app code. Even better if that exchange were hosted by Apple, in the same way that Google operates Google Code.

"Yes, there's open-source code available for iPhone-related software on Sourceforge, a popular open-source code repository, or relative newcomer Github, with its own strong and growing following. But iPhone app developers are more likely to trust a repository affiliated with Apple more than a generic site, if Google's experience with Google Code is a good indicator."

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