App Industry Leaders: APIs Not Copyrightable

In a court filing, the Application Developers Alliance argues that an Application Programming Interface (API) is not subject to copyright. APIs are the building blocks of software development that allow programs to interact with each other. The Alliance joined with members Rackspace and TMSOFT as well as Stack Exchange to file an amicus brief urging the appeals court to uphold the decision of Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California in Oracle v. Google

Application Developers Alliance Adds Seven New Members

Washington, D.C. (April 30, 2013) - Today the Application Developers Alliance announced a slate of new companies added to its membership. New members include AppLift, Binary Formations, GP International, Qubop, Rackspace, SurDoc, and Sutro Software

Alliance Member Rackspace to Testify at House Small Business Committee Hearing: “Protecting Small Businesses Against Emerging and Complex Cyber-Attacks”

Washington, D.C. (March 21, 2013) – Today, Application Developers Alliance member Rackspace will testify before the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Technology. The hearing, “Protecting Small Businesses against Emerging and Complex Cyber-Attacks,” will focus on cyber-attacks that affect emerging technologies used by many of today’s small businesses.