Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jun 2013 20:13 UTC
Google "In March we announced that CalDAV, an open standard for accessing calendar data across the web, would become a partner-only API because it appeared that almost all the API usage was driven by a few large developers. Since that announcement, we received many requests for access to CalDAV, giving us a better understanding of developers' use cases and causing us to revisit that decision. In response to those requests, we are keeping the CalDAV API public. And in the spirit of openness, today we're also making CardDAV - an open standard for accessing contact information across the web - available to everyone for the first time." Good move. Great for independent, small projects, specifically.
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RE[2]: Does Microsoft offer this?
by chithanh on Thu 6th Jun 2013 11:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Does Microsoft offer this?"
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Of course all companies should make public (and royalty-free) all APIs that their products provide, and deserve to be called evil until they do so.

If they use open standards like CalDAV and CardDAV, that is even better.

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