[mythtv-users] New wunderground weather scripts for 0.26
gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 03:45:27 UTC 2012
On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:
> Aren't developer API's typically required for application developers, rather
> than users?
For "product" use, yes.
> Why can't the Mythtv developers register for an API key thats
> good for all users?
Any one key (that is "free") is limited for small number of requests
Now, for a corporate project, you can pay for (mostly) unlimited
usage, but there is no "open source exception". So (for example)
a microsoft (or google) could pay a modest fee for all users (just
like Microsoft pays for schedules information for all windows
media center users).
I do not believe any of the developers have those deep pockets.
So, each user has to get their own API key.
Ideal? No. Realistic? Yes.
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