NetNewsWire 5.0.1 for iOS is delayed due to an apparently new, or newly-enforced, issue: if an RSS reader includes default feeds, Apple will ask for documentation that says you have permission to include those default feeds.
Specifically, it’s in violation of legal guideline 5.2.2:
NetNewsWire is a good actor, in App Store terms—it takes content as-is and displays it. There’s no monetisation of the content. There’s no alteration of the content. Crucially, the included default feeds in NetNewsWire are made available publicly, for free. Asking developers to seek permission to use those feeds seems counter to the purpose of RSS.
- A public NetNewsWire feed directory (like iOS Dev Directory)
- Individual license agreements for each default feed
- Scrap default feeds (no!)
I prefer the first of those options. I think it would help with feed discovery in general.
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