That's not Apple, and it's not a donation.
Venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins is starting a fund to invest in companies that develop iPhone apps, and is committing $100M to that fund.
But this is still hardly "opening" the iPhone:
I presume that developers get some kind of a key that will allow them to test apps on an actual iPhone.
I predict that the developer program will be widely-abused. What iPhone user wouldn't pay $99 to install an "unauthorized" app?
Somebody will emerge from the woodwork to help non-techie users with that process - for a small fee, of course.
I'll wait for the Linux phones, which will open the floodgates and leave the iPhone in the dust.
Jobs is talking out of both sides of his mouth, and different words are coming out. What else is new?