Writing at The Register, Matt Asay takes a critical look
at the business of open APIs, arguing that recent events with Twitter, LinkedIn, and Netflix highlight the dangers of building a product or business on someone else's API. "I don't know if there's a real shift in how the tech world treats its customers, but the API opportunism that is currently en vogue will likely lead to developers mistrusting open APIs and rolling their own services from the ground up, end to end.
" Is the solution, he asks, "an Open Source Definition for APIs and platforms
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