Recently, I've built an application which accesses the SE API to gather certain statistics on each site. (The application gathers the data between 00:00:00UTC+00:00 and 00:05:00UTC+00:00 for the most part.) It does this, by pulling all sites from the
/sites API endpoint, then querying the
/info endpoint for each site, and saving all the data from both queries to my database. It follows all backoff procedures, and limits requests to no more than 4 requests per second.
Obviously this is a trivial system to implement, and I did this so that I can track certain statistics over a period of time (mostly for the main site I participate in, Code Review) to view graphs and trends on the data.
My questions are the following:
- Is it against the SE ToS/Legal for me to make this data publicly available via a web-interface so that users may view graphs/trends of certain types of information from this data. (One of the points is "Zombie Rate", as we call it, or the percentage of questions with no suitable answers.)
- Is it against the SE ToS/Legal for me to make this data publicly available via an API so that other developers may access this data for their own uses? Do note: this would be an API endpoint on my end, it would in no way query the SE database, except for the single batch of queries at 00:00:00UTC+00:00.
Obviously I'm looking for an authoritive answer from SE (or someone who knows the ToS/Legal inside and out) regarding these issues.