That's great news.  Thank you, Ryan.

How about terms like "tweet" and "retweet"?  Or more generally, any word on
the questions raised in the "Question about licensing" thread?

In particular, it would be great to get clarification in writing on -- not sure if your mail here is binding :) -- about the terms
for acceptable trademark usage, copyright claims, and patent claims, for
third party libraries and third party implementations of the Twitter API.

I fully understand that these are difficult questions, and certainly
appreciate the effort it takes to get all the legal concerns addressed.
 Thanks again for chasing these down!


On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Ryan Sarver <> wrote:

> Duane,
> I've been able to follow up with our lawyers and they confirmed that it is
> ok to include "Twitter" in the name of libraries that developers build.
> Sorry it took so long to follow up, but I wanted to make sure we got a
> strong, final answer back before responding.
> Best, Ryan
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Duane Roelands 
> <>wrote:
>> A question for the Twitter team:
>> I'm the developer and maintainer of an open source library called
>> "TwitterVB".  Can I expect a nastygram from your lawyers at some
>> point?  Or is there some way I can have the project "vetted" to avoid
>> such a thing in the future?

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