A sign posted at Moscone West, warns WWDC 2010 attendees that all information presented by Apple is considered confidential, with the exception of the Keynote Address to be given by Steve Jobs on Monday morning at 10:00 A.M. PST.
The sign specifically mentions that "communications with others outside of WWDC 2010, including blogs" is strictly prohibited. Apple is making it painfully clear to attending developers that the company is serious about enforcing confidentiality.
Last week, Gizmodo.com posted a call for writers to assist with Live Blogging from the 2010 WWDC Keynote event. Gizmodo reported being stonewalled by Apple on several requests to attend this year's WWDC keynote event.
"We are also in need of those who can and want to send us live video, audio, instant messages and high-end photographs instantly—from the keynote. Even professionals may apply." wrote Brian Lam, Gizmodo's editorial director.
Apple's warning is aimed directly at attendees who might be tempted to leak info to blogs or tech sites directly after attending WWDC labs and technical sessions. It's difficult to imagine that Apple can actually prevent such leaks if any developer is determined to violate their posted policy.
[Photo by Steve Rhodes]