Since yesterday, Android Market developers have received a not so happy email, at least not happy for many of them I would think. You see, Google has just made a few changes to the distribution agreement for the Android Market. According to Google, the new changes on the agreement have to be accepted by all developers, if they want their applications to be distributed through the Android Market.
Android Market Developers will have to accept the new agreement, yes, every single one of them. If they want to keep on making Android applications, they must agree with the new changes within the following 30 days. So it looks like December 11th is the last day. And if devs do not comply, Google says that it plans to remove their apps from the Android Market.
Below is the email that Android Market Developers have received from Google’s Android Market Team:
You are receiving this email because you have applications published in Android Market.
We’d like to let you know that there is a new Developer Distribution Agreement (DDA) for Android Market. The next time you sign in to the Android Market publisher website, you’ll be asked to agree to these new terms before continuing. If you have not accepted the new DDA by Friday, December 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, your application(s) will be unpublished from the Android Market.
You can view and accept the new agreement by visiting http://market.android.com/publish/ddaUpdate. Please do not reply to this message.
The Android Market Team