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Do some of the questions/answers of Stackoverflow break SDK agreements?

Should they be allowed to close naturally, or killed with fire?

I've skimmed our Terms of Service but I didn't see anything that expressly forbids questions like these.

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marked as duplicate by Greg Hewgill, Robert Harvey Feb 9 '11 at 0:13

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This could apply to anything covered by NDA. Most of the time I guess you just wouldn't know it. – ChrisF Feb 8 '11 at 23:47
Just as a reference, this question sparked the interest – Ivo Flipse Feb 8 '11 at 23:48
@Ivo Flipse: "How do you sort the file list in Xcode 4?" (deleted) is supposed to be confidential information? Now that is just a little bit paranoid... – Piskvor Feb 9 '11 at 8:30
Its easy for me to say @Piskvor, but I would argue that what Xcode 4 does or looks like is confidential. How one small detail of it works... Isn't worth anyones time to fight over – Ivo Flipse Feb 9 '11 at 10:25
@Ivo Flipse: You're right; it's Apple's code anyway, so they can be paranoid about it all they want. – Piskvor Feb 9 '11 at 10:31
In Xcode 3 there was a menu option for sorting files in your project by name. This menu no longer exists in the same location (if at all) in Xcode 4. Take THAT, Apple! – Won't Feb 9 '11 at 12:23
I've commented on Apple-specific NDA issues here. Generally, I just remind them in a comment of the NDA on prerelease material and point them to Apple's Developer Forums: devforums.apple.com which have specific sections for answering questions on beta software. Most of these questions end up being too localized, because they might only be issues affecting a specific beta build of the SDK, etc. – Brad Larson Feb 9 '11 at 16:18

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I don't see it as our problem, that a user breaks his NDA by asking a question here.

Especially if someone, who knows what the problem is about (possibly also under NDA) provides a solution without going into specifics, really what harm has been done? As long as the question doesn't reveal any confidential information, I don't really see a problem.

I believe this should only have to be deleted if one of the parties asks for it to be removed.

Disclaimer: I'm by no means a lawyer, this is just my opinion

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