Apple has allowed developer William Gustafson to keep his app Amphetamine on the Mac App Store, name and icon intact, and definitely did not waste anyone’s time threatening to remove the app last week.
Amphetamine is a great app — and it’s free. Gustafson puts his time and energy into creating what I consider an essential app, and it pains me to see Apple playing the bully against someone just trying to make something great. This reminds me of a quote from Steve Jobs on the importance of creating things to improve the world:
“Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.”