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Re: Access Control Lists, Policies and Business Models

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:36:47 -0400
Message-ID: <502D921F.60105@openlinksw.com>
To: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 8/16/12 8:22 PM, John Erickson wrote:
> 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.

Yes, but without these ACLs they can't build an effective business model 
that scales.
>
> 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...

Yes.

If Linked Data is the chosen vehicle for data access and representation, 
WebIDs are a natural vehicle for higher fidelity analytics without an 
explicit need for intermediaries.  Basically, WebIDs offers a powerful 
API Key alternative that's grounded in Web dna :-)

Kingsley


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> 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.
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>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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