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I recently developed a mobile app using the publicly available API of one of the Stack Exchange sites.

Do I need to obtain permission from Stack Exchange before releasing the app to the public? Can I make money from this, or any other app that uses the Stack Exchange API? I am trying to be cautious so that I don't end up being regretful.

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migrated from Jul 25 '11 at 15:12

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closed as off topic by Kevin Montrose Jul 25 '11 at 20:30

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We have a site specifically designed for this topic called Stack Apps. I've flagged this to have a moderator migrate it, but you might want to check and see if your question has already been answered. – Cody Gray Jul 25 '11 at 14:04
Wait, you developed it, and now you're asking? – Won't Jul 25 '11 at 20:29
This question has been asked an answered on Stack Apps as . – Kevin Montrose Jul 25 '11 at 20:31
@Kevin Asked by the same OP at the same time I might add... – John Jul 25 '11 at 22:41