I'm absolutely in favor of the community surfacing its own take on the "Bill
of Rights" concept. We have a draft here at Twitter, but it's been difficult
to make the time to work on it, particularly when I imagine your collective
first priority is that we fix bugs and work on stability.
Though access to the Twitter API is a privilege and not a right, we'd like
to codify what every developer should be entitled to when working with our
platform. If you have thoughts about that, please put them together and make
them available for collaborative editing.

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:39, Doug Williams <d...@twitter.com> wrote:

> We have discussed establishing a more formal relationship with
> developer representatives to help bring outside perspective and
> balance to our larger platform decisions. We are still a few quarters
> away from where we envisioned this model being viable.
> If Peter and others could come up with a plan, a team, and the ability
> to organize an opinion, we would listen to more formal representation
> from the community. If anything, it would allow us to explore what a
> hybrid corporate / representative decision making process might look
> like.
> Interested,
> Doug
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:47 PM, ferodynamics<duch...@solve360.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Jul 16, 4:34 pm, Peter Denton <petermden...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > You could call it the Association of Communications App Developers, or
> > something like that.  Sign me up.
> >
> > I just joined the group here but Peter has a good point.  Even if you
> > didn't read the leaked documents, Twitter could be sold tomorrow.  Get
> > real, this happens all the time: big company buys cool website and all
> > promises are out the window.
> >
> > Worst case scenario: Yahoo buys Twitter and now you need a Yahoo
> > account to use it ;-)  I doubt Yahoo could afford Twitter, but you
> > know what I mean.
> >
> > Regardless, I heard Laconica (open source microblogging) is working on
> > a name registration system, so these 140-character messages can find
> > new paths  The clients could then update open networks with one extra
> > line of code, then bypass the Twitter API entirely, if they had to.
> >
> > I don't care what Tweetdeck does (noobs catch on eventually) and with
> > so much prior art there's nothing to stop it.  Put down your Wii
> > remote kids, that's the endgame here.  Get some perspective.
> >

Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, Inc.

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