Riffing off Automattic CEO Toni Schneider's recent post Open Source vs. Open APIs, I've submitted a talk proposal for the 2007 O'Reilly Open Source Convention titled From Open Source to Open APIs. Toni and I will co-present the session which has this abstract:
When openness moves up the stack, opportunity knocks...
The advent of hosted web applications and services that communicate primarily over HTTP kicked off a revolution that has resulted in a growing ecology of Open APIs. Just as Open Source Software spawned entirely new businesses (and business models), Open APIs offer just as much potentialómaybe even more in our increasingly networked world.
But at the same time, OpenAPIs are very different creatures from downloadable Open Source Software. This presentation, inspired by Toni Schneider's blog post titled "Open Source vs. Open APIs" (http://toni.schneidersf.com/2007/01/30/open-source-vs-open-apis/), looks those differences and what they mean for those producing and consuming them. We will include real-life experiences from Automattic and Yahoo!
What do you think? Is it interesting? Would you attend? Are there specific things you'd like to see us talk about?
Posted by jzawodn at February 06, 2007 10:47 AM