Originally Posted by running
$99 fee to publish applications? even for "free" applications?
this is against nature of free software
It's not 99 bucks to publish applications.
It's 99 bucks to join the devloper community and get the free sdk and support from Apple.
This gets you in to be able to publish one or more apps if you want to do that.
(some developers will develope skills to get a job, not to publish code)
The 99 bucks is really cheap for what you get, and Apple won't make ANY money on it.
It's a loss leader and will prevent every jr. high school kid in america from uploading tons of stuff from the sdk kit. Call it a new-sense fee.
It's not a fee for each thing you publish..... it's a developer registration fee just like lots of companies do it.