Google has reversed its previous decision to restrict access to CalDAV API to only select and large partners. The decision raised questions over Google’s commitment to open standard and open source. Google says that the decision was based on impression that “almost all the API usage was driven by a few large developers,” says Piotr Stanczyk, the Tech Lead of the Google Calendar APIs group.
Google changed its decision based on public outcry and concern by developers.
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Stanczyk said that Google, “…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.”
Showing its commitment to open source and open standard Google is also making CardDAV available to everyone. CardDAV is an open standard for accessing contact information.