woensdag 20 december 2006

Will it be an open or closed web?

Google's decision to not allow any new users of their open search API has led to an interesting discussion. One that has the potential to shape the further evolution of the web, especially with regard to the many mashups we all like so much...

“Data APIs are not going to disappear, of course. AJAX widgets don’t allow mash-ups, and some sites have user bases including many developers who rely on being able to combine data from different sources (think CraigsList). However, the fact that Google has decided that there’s no value playing in the space will matter a lot to a lot of people. If you care about open data, this would be a good time to start thinking of credible business cases for companies to (continue) offer(ing) it.”

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