Relax People, Google Responds to AirCast Controversy

We’re excited to bring more content to Chromecast and would like to support all types of apps, including those for local content. It's still early days for the Google Cast SDK, which we just released in developer preview for early development and testing only. We expect that the SDK will continue to change before we launch out of developer preview, and want to provide a great experience for users and developers before making the SDK and additional apps more broadly available.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/25/4657202/google-blocks-chromecast-app-that-let-you-stream-own-videos

They're clearly implying the reason for blocking is that AirCast reverse engineered the APIs and released an unauthorized app. It suggests they'll allow it when the SDK is fully released and Dutta goes through the proper channels.

So all this hyperbole about Google being evil and destroying open platforms needs to stop.