Unfortunately it appears that Apple does not provide a license for this type
of programming. I suggest that you do not do this project and that you do
not count on any open source project that provides a DAAP protocol as being
truly open source.
I'm sorry we can not help you more since it does sound like a cool project.
Hopefully Apple will work out a way to engage the OS community in the
Please feel free to join us on other Cryptography projects. We can use all
the help we can get.
Squeak Cryptography Team Leader
From: Craig Keithley
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 11:58 AM
To: [hidden email]
> One of the cryptography team members has an interest in developing a
> which includes the DAAP protocol.
I'm sorry to say that there isn't any way to approach this that will result
in receiving Apple's blessing to do this.
The DAAP protocol isn't presently available for license from Apple, and we
aren't able to provide a legal release or license for 3rd parties to create
open or closed source implementations.
So, with regrets, there's no help or direction that I can provide.
> From: Ron Teitelbaum <[hidden email]>
> Organization: US Medical Records Specialists
> Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 11:03:26 -0500
> To Whom It May Concern:
> My name is Ron Teitelbaum and I am the Cryptography Team leader for the
> source project Squeak (www.squeak.org <http://www.squeak.org/> ). One of
> cryptography team members has an interest in developing a package which
> includes the DAAP protocol. We found this email address while researching
> options for developing and redistributing the code under an open source
> We would be interested in our options for redistributing a DAAP
> under open source licenses. Our preference would be to use the MIT
> http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php , but of course we will
> review any terms or conditions that you may have.
> Thank you for any help and direction you can give us,
> Ron Teitelbaum
> Squeak Cryptography Team Leader