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Re: Access Control Lists, Policies and Business Models

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:22:13 -0400
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To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Kingsley, thanks for forwarding that post. It ranks up there with
Daniel Jacobson's work w.r.t. the inherent value of keyed APIs...

I believe that like other API providers, Twitter is merely realizing
they can achieve better analytics over their delivery of services with
more diligent access control. Although policies are part of the
equation, I think it has more to do with being adaptive and reactive,
and understanding what API users want and how they are using it.

API intermediaries like Mashery, apigee, 3scale, etc are all about
providing analytics dashboards so their clients can understand in
detail how e.g. their data is being consumed, and by whom...THAT is
the value of keys...

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
> All,
> Here's Twitter pretty much expressing the inevitable reality re. Web-scale
> business models: https://dev.twitter.com/blog/changes-coming-to-twitter-api
> There's no escaping the importance of access control lists and policy based
> data access.
> --
> Regards,
> Kingsley Idehen
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
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John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
<http://tw.rpi.edu> <olyerickson@gmail.com>
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