[mythtv-users] New wunderground weather scripts for 0.26

Gary Buhrmaster 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
per interval.

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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