2014 2015 https://forums.developer.apple.com/ – and for posterity, my first capture in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20150610185948/https://forums.developer.apple.com/welcome Non-authenticated, but not unlimited https://developer.apple.com/devforums/ states: – so, for example, searches of forum content are not performed without authentication. Those limitations aside, I guess that Apple quietly decided to make content generally available to the public whilst focus was on WWDC. Perceived confidentiality At https://developer.apple.com/support/forums/ under Be Topical: Some of the published content may be inconsistent with that suggestion, and with contributors' perceptions of part 6 of the Apple Developer Forums Participation Agreement (EA1279, 2015-06-02). For that apparent inconsistency, there's an Apple Developer Program access issue (case 822736071). Openness Before posting this, I refrained for a few hours. A personal e-mail to someone at Apple, coupled with the report of the access issue (the inconsistency). Then I found https://twitter.com/olebegemann/status/608186517295665152 – more than thirty-six hours ago and retweeted by more than a hundred people – and later yesterday, WWDC 2015: Interesting Tidbits and Links – MacStories, so it's reasonable to assume that most of the openness is both: intended by Apple; and known to the authors whose posts are published – there is encouragement to use a pseudonym, or words to that effect.