said by J E F F:
What determine whether or not Apple will accept an "identified developer"? If a piece of software, like one based on WINE, would Apple be eager? Likely not.
From the macworld article
So whats an identified developer? Basically, its any developer who registers as a developer with Apple and receives a personalized certificate. The developer can then use that certificate to cryptographically sign their apps. Any such app has two important characteristics: Apple can tell who developed it, and Mountain Lion can detect whether its been tampered with since it left the hands of the developer.
The first part is important because, Apple says, if a particular developer is discovered to be distributing malware, Apple has the ability to revoke that developers license and add it to a blacklist. Mountain Lion checks once a day to see if theres been an update to the blacklist. If a developer is on the blacklist, Mountain Lion wont allow apps signed by that developer to run.
When you try to launch an app using this system, your Mac will check with Apples servers to see if the developers signature is current. But what it doesnt seem to mean is that previously-installed malware will be wiped clean, because once an app passes File Quarantine and launches successfully for the first time, its basically escaped Apples screening system.
»www.macworld.com/article/165408/ ··· per.html
This information is really easy to find, I'm not sure why people are whipping themselves into a frenzy over nothing