Word of the Day: Tech Definitions from WhatIs.com

Jun 15 2012   2:38PM GMT

Open APIs

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“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).

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