8. Compatibility Labs; Developer Technical Support (DTS). では、Apple社が提供する互換性ラボと技術支援の利用条件について規定されています。


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As a Registered Apple Developer, You may have access to Apple’s software and hardware compatibility testing labs (“Compatibility Labs ”) and/or developer technical support incidents (“DTS Services ”) that Apple may make available to you from time to time as an Apple developer benefit or for a separate fee. You agree that all use of such Compatibility Labs and DTS Services will be in accordance with Apple’s usage policies for such services, which are subject to change from time to time, with or without prior notice to you. Without limiting the foregoing, Apple may post on the Site and/or send an email to you with notices of such changes. It is your responsibility to review the Site and/or check your email address registered with Apple for any such notices. You agree that Apple shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or cessation of such services.

別料金ではありますが、Apple社が提供する互換性テストラボと技術支援サービスを利用できることが書かれています。ハードウェア含めた互換性を確認できるラボは、日本でも初台のAppleジャパン本社で提供されているそうです。注意したいのは後段で、Appleがデベロッパー向けのサービスサイトで提供するものは、予告なく変更や停止ができると定められている点。

As part of the DTS Services, Apple may supply you with certain code snippets, sample code, software, and other materials (“Materials ”). You agree that any Materials that Apple provides as part of the DTS Services are licensed to you and shall be used by you only in accordance with the terms and conditions accompanying the Materials. Apple retains ownership of all of its right, title and interest in such Materials and no other rights or licenses are granted or to be implied under any Apple intellectual property. You have no right to copy, decompile, reverse engineer, sublicense or otherwise distribute such Materials, except as may be expressly provided in the terms and conditions accompanying the Materials.

DTSサービスの過程でApple社が提供するソフトウェア類については、権利がApple社に留保され、複製やデコンパイルサブライセンスその他を原則認めないとあります。この文言、何度目でしょうか(笑)。

You agree that when requesting and receiving TECHNICAL SUPPORT FROM DTS SeRVICES, you will not provide Apple with any INFORMATION, including that incorporated in your software, that is confidential to you or any third party. YOU AGREE THAT Any notice, legend, or label to the contrary contained in any SUCH materials provided by you to Apple shall be without effect. Apple shall be free to use all information it receives from you in any manner it deems appropriate, subject to any applicable patents or copyrights.

この条項はちょっと変わってます。DTSサービスの技術支援を受ける際に、自社および他社の秘密情報をApple社に提供してくれるな、したとしてもApple社は何の負担もなく自由に使いますよ、と。

Apple reserves the right to reject a request for DTS Services at any time and for any reason, in which event Apple may credit you for the rejected support request. You shall be solely responsible for any restoration of lost or altered files, data, programs or other materials provided.

なお、Apple社はDTSサービスの申込みをリジェクトする権利があり、その場合修復や変更はデベロッパー責任で行うべきこととされています。