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Invoice #138785 to API ToS: Towards a Creative Commons Model

Phase 3 : Final deliverable (Report, Website, Wizard)

Invoice #138785

Submitted by Mahdi MedjaouiApproved by Wayne (OCF)

May 12, 2023

Invoice items
By conducting interviews, surveys and focus group with API users, providers and other stakeholders, by using a legal design approach and prototype testing, we have developed a model collaboratively to define a way forward for more standardized, accessible approaches to documenting and enforcing API Terms of Service. Our research has clarified the frictions in the user experience of API, the power imbalance and inequalities between API producers and consumers explored the diversity of situations and people involved in the API ecosystem. Moreover, this research designed a framework for healthier API ecosystems called FACT (FAIR API Commitment to Trust) related to a FACT license describing the mutual commitments between API Providers and Users. Particular attention has been dedicated to the creation of resources that are easily readable and understandable for a wide audience, thus contributing to the establishment of a trustworthy and sustainable framework that can be easily implemented for the essential digital infrastructures that APIs represent. We have delivered a demo website on with a 60+ page report and an interactive WIZARD to generate your FACT APIs.
Date: May 12, 2023
$16,147.33 USD

Total amount $16,147.33 USD

Additional Information

payout method

Bank account

By Mahdi Medjaouion
Expense created
By Pia Mancinion
Expense approved
By dawn matlakon
Re-approval requested
By Wayne (OCF)on
Expense approved
By Wayne (OCF)on
Expense processing
By Wayne (OCF)on
Expense paid
Expense Amount: $16,147.33
Payment Processor Fee (paid by API ToS: Towards a Creative Commons Model): $79.44
Net Amount for API ToS: Towards a Creative Commons Model: $16,226.77

Project balance
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