The suggested punishment is a bit harsh. Everything else rings true.
I've said this a million times. One more time won't hurt. Podcasting was created so everyone can make media. It was designed, deliberately, without gatekeepers. To have a podcast, you have to have a public RSS feed with enclosures. That's why you hear at the end of podcasts, "You can get this where ever you get podcasts."
@johnjohnston do we know if the Apple private podcasts are using open standard stuff yet?
@adamprocter I am not sure, I expect they are still supporting free rss driven ones. I am a wee bit worried about the email I got about “action required” and mention of reviewing required tags. Some of these need a bit more extra above a RSS feed and enclosure. Feedburner helps with some, but it seems on the way out.
@johnjohnston the hints so far are that they aren’t – eg they want source audio uncompressed or FLAC, implying that they’ll be using something like m4p
@kevinmarks presumably that will only be for the paid for content. I hope I can still submit low quality amateur mp3 podcasts with minimal RSS feeds;-)