Yes, I think my email was wrongly presented and as a result, misinterpreted.
I was hoping to spearhead an attempt to compose the "developers Bill of Rights" that has been floating around. This was intended as a way to help twitter platform team and present a draft from the developers ideas/concerns, and possibly further identify hurdles to business models, etc. I will continue to communicate with those interested off the list and anyone who is interested in contributing can email me. I also want to keep brainstorming with people on how to unify the development community. nuff said. Regards Peter On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM, Abir <abstar...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Peter: > > In my experience, the folks @Twitter have been extremely responsive > both on this forum+via email, and I thought this group was supposed to > be doing that? > > Abir > > On Jul 16, 3:36 pm, "Joel Strellner" <j...@twitturly.com> wrote: > > Why can't we keep using this list for that purpose? It has worked well > so > > far. > > > > -Joel > > > > From: email@example.com > > [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Peter > Denton > > Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:34 PM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: API Developers Alliance > > > > Yes, agree with you 100%. I hope my mail did not come across overly > > Orwellian. Twitter is awesome and I have never experienced as warm a > > relationship with any large entity as with twitter. > > My intentions are to provide a place for API developers to discuss long > term > > goals, concerns, as an entity of the twitter medium. Being able to > express > > needs/fears to twitter in an organized manner will help everyone involved > > and reduce friction and increase transparency. > > > > On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Joel Strellner <j...@twitturly.com> > wrote: > > > > Not sure that there needs to be formal alliance, but a working group that > > has the ear of twitter and can make sure needs are being met from both > the > > developers and Twitters perspective would be good. > > > > On that same note though, I feel that twitter has done a pretty good job > > with this balance so far, and I do not feel that they'd do anything to > > hinder developers. As much as twitter is about being a communications > tool, > > it is also a platform. I think they realizes this, and hindering the > > developers kills the platform. > > > > So, while an alliance might be helpful, personally, I also do not see it > > changing anything much. > > > > -Joel > > > > From: email@example.com > > [mailto:twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Peter > Denton > > Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:35 PM > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subject: [twitter-dev] API Developers Alliance > > > > There is a lot of ambiguity up in the air, about api devs (third party) > and > > the future of the api and twitter. Apps are a huge growth vehicle and a > very > > significant piece of the future, getting the Twitter medium a global > > behavior. > > > > I believe there should be a formal alliance of third party developers to > > ensure that Apps have rights. The ambiguity around "down the road, if and > > when" scenarios, leave many investors weary, teams unformed, and products > > unbuilt because at the end of the day, people have to consider a massive > > acquisition or change where suddenly apps are crushed by the parent. > Twitter > > is not facebook and potential for sustainable/profitable products and > > services around this medium are real. If you don't agree, that's fine. I > am > > seeking those who believe this and want to address this. > > > > This is not meant to be a big, serious thing. This is meant to be an > action > > item to those who want a developer bill of rights to happen, with > > input/voice from an organized approach, and want to create some level of > > insurance, to go out to investors/partners with an approach. > > > > If anyone would like to discuss this, please let me know off the list. I > am > > not trying to irritate people, just gauge people's interest. > > > > Regards > > Peter > > > > -- > > Peter M. Dentonwww.twibs.com > > i...@twibs.com > > > > Twibs makes Top 20 apps on Twitter -http://tinyurl.com/bopu6c >