In 2021 the Supreme Court ruled on Google v. Oracle, upholding copyright of APIs but allowing for fair use. What does that mean for network-oriented APIs, if anything? At the same time, Congress is considering legislation that would mandate interoperability, under certain circumstances. How do APIs enable interoperability that fosters innovation, and how do APIs and law intersect? Or, to put it in more practical terms: When you add a license to an API description in an OpenAPI document, what does that really mean?
About the conference:
OpenAPI Initiative’s API Specifications Conference (ASC) is a place for API practitioners to come together and discuss the evolution of API technology. ASC includes cutting-edge technology keynotes and sessions that chart the future of APIs with in-depth specification and standards discussions. The event is designed to be highly interactive with plenty of discussion time throughout the workshops and sessions.
OpenAPI Specifications, RAML, Blueprint, gRPC, OData, JSON Schema, GraphQL, AsyncAPI, and other formats will all be topics at the event, enabling attendees to get familiar with these formats and discuss how to use them in practice.
- Chris Riley, Resident Senior Fellow, Internet Governance, R Street Institute