Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 02:00 UTC
Apple Since 2006, Jonathan "Wolf" Rentzsch has organised the popular and successful C4 developer conference for independent Mac software developers. In a blog post published yesterday, Rentzsch announced that due to Apple's infamous section 3.3.1 in the iPhone developer agreement, the C4 conference will not return this year.
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by shashank_hi on Thu 13th May 2010 17:01 UTC
shashank_hi
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2009-08-27

Seems more of an ego issue (obviously a top-down Apple influence). The reasoning to not hold the conference seems weak given that a large portion of the conference would have covered desktop applications. Does anyone know how many people attended the conference?

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RE: Ego
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 17:11 in reply to "Ego"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Seems more of an ego issue (obviously a top-down Apple influence). The reasoning to not hold the conference seems weak given that a large portion of the conference would have covered desktop applications. Does anyone know how many people attended the conference?


I'll just quote Chris Foresman from Ars:

"Then you missed the point of what he was trying to say—his gripes are far from a tantrum, and it was Wolf's ball to take home in the first place. Wolf "brought his ball to the playgorund," so to speak, by organizing and running C4 largely by himself. Doing so required a large amount of passion that just wasn't there anymore. I know he has had his doubts in the past about continuing with C4, but this latest bit was enough to tip the scales.

Effectively your criticism is nothing but meaningless whining unless you are willing to bring your own ball to the playground, and pull off what Wolf did and organize your own conference."

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/05/c4-indie-dev-conference-a...

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RE[2]: Ego
by shashank_hi on Thu 13th May 2010 17:22 in reply to "RE: Ego"
shashank_hi Member since:
2009-08-27

Sure, kudos to Wolf for organizing the conference, and it's absolutely his right to decide what happens with the conference. But a Mac conference being called off by iPhone's policy raises a few questions. Mac still remains a great platform to develop for.

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