The question isn't whether Real could become a CA. It's whether Apple would add
them to the Gatekeeper safe list. I put money on no.
On May 1, 2012, at 12:06 PM, Franklin wrote:
> On May 1, 2012, at 12:01 PM, Aaron Andrew Hunt wrote:
>> I'm guessing that Gatekeeper isn't going to change much of anything, since
>> Mac users generally don't like intrusive popup windows and automatic
>> Windoze-like OS behaviors. Most people will just turn the thing off.
>> IMO, the developer account isn't worthwhile if you're not selling on MAS. If
>> I were you I would just ignore all the Gatekeeper hoo-ha and keep working
>> normally. AFAIK, codesigning isn't even necessary if you're not coding for
> I think it's a bit optimistic to think that Gatekeeper won't make any
> difference at all. I'm not really interested in selling through the MAS, but
> I write shareware that, most months, pays my rent. I'm very skeptical that
> Gatekeeper will make no difference at all to me.
> Though given that Apple is no longer providing code signing certificates for
> free, it seems that there's a potential market for someone else to step into.
> I wonder if Real would be interested in becoming a CA, and giving developers
> who buy the higher tier of RealStudio (say, Professional or Enterprise) a
> code-signing cert with their purchase? I know that it'd definitely motivate
> me to renew...
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