[NTLK] NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 17, Issue 30

Mark Rollins mark at mrollins.com
Fri Feb 25 06:29:24 EST 2011

On Feb 23, 2011, at 12:00 PM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:

> Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:22:16 +0100
> From: Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] ad hod Einstein distribution
> To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
> Message-ID: <57BBEA73-A0B0-4A4C-8F20-8E3EC8F01446 at matthiasm.com>
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> Yes, but it is a bit more difficult. The Ad Hoc distribution is only good for three months (Apple can change that at their discretion, as well as kicking individual developers out of that program if they feel that they are circumventing the Store). So even if I were to give out 100 Ad Hoc licenses, the fun would not last. After 90 days, I would have to generate another 100 licenses and so on forever. This can not be automated that easily, and I know that I don't have a day or two available every quarter to get new Ad Hoc licenses out in time.
> But Einstein is Open Source. So if you manage to pool with a bunch of other willing users, split a license among you guys, you yourself can even give out a limited number of developer licenses that only expire after a year, plus 100 Ad Hoc licenses... .

Forgot that. Right, there is a time limit and no easy way around that. 

Did not realize Einstein was open source. Fortunately as a registered Newton developer, Apple gave me a free lifetime basic developer upgrade, and I do have an iOS license...


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