|“One of the cardinal rules of open source is reciprocity: you can use my open-source code under the same terms that it was given to me. But as open source shifts to open APIs, “open” is increasingly a one-way street.” — Matt Asay|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is open API. It’s what makes all your iPhone apps possible. Developers have a love/hate relationship with them because they make mashups possible (that’s the love part) but the API publisher has all the power in the relationship (that’s the hate part).