[License-review] Request for approval by license steward: Tidepool Open Access to Health Data Software License
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Oct 7 03:39:47 UTC 2013
Richard Fontana scripsit:
> A comment on the end of this sentence: You say in your FAQ:
> Q: Is it good enough to provide access to a downloadable CSV or excel
> No, that's not good enough. You need to provide a mechanism for
> another application to automatically access the data, such as through
> a published API. This is what we mean by "machine-accessible."
I can't agree that a published URI which returns a CSV document, or an
XML or JSON document, does not count as a "published API". It may be
something of a batch API, since it returns all the data, but what of that?
CSV is machine-processable, so the data is machine-accessible. In any
case, this is a technology restriction which looks to me to violate
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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