: Perhaps the most notable part of the story is towards the end when discussing how Trulia, a for-profit business and not just a hobbyist site, is beginning to run into one of the core mashup issues: data ownership, royalties, and how to share revenue. As their business grows, Google has expressed an interest in sharing.

There's an issue here that is raising it's ugly head.

When an API is provided by a commercial company, to what extent should they be entitled to share in profits generated by a commercial company using it?

My gut feel is "None, No way". If they want to share in the profits they can buy me. And/Or they should share *their* profits with me because I've made their service more valuable.

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