graywolf - 2:16 pm on Aug 20, 2008 (gmt 0) You could make a requirement for getting an API belongign to webmaster central.
of course you could also make everybody happy by giving us a an API (not the wonkadoodle ajax one) that gives the EXACT SAME DATA that's on the live system (not different, close, or wonkadoodle data) just send all of the requests to non public servers. Give people a reasonable number of free requests, but charge for requests above and beyond. We get what we want and aren't artificially inflating load causing issues for you, everybody is happy (assuming of course server load is your real issue here).
You could make a requirement for getting an API belongign to webmaster central.