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Kin Lane is an IT professional who specializes in application programming interfaces (APIs). He has been blogging about the business, politics and technology of APIs in APIEvangelist.com since 2010. In 2013, Kin was selected for the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and his works focus on researching the business and politics of APIs.
In Oct 2013, Kin Lane and Steven Willmott created an organization called "API Commons". The site makes it easier for users to share and look for APIs that can be reused without worrying about copyright issues.
On Feb 25 2019, Kin Lane, one of the 78 computer scientists who are pioneering and influential figures in the computer industry, filed a motion to block the copyright claims over application programming interfaces (APIs) in the Oracle v. Google court battle, arguing that APIs that are open are important to innovation in computers and interoperability between computer systems. 
- "Business of APIs" Lane, Kin: 9781461113881.
- "Improving the use of API in digital Government". European Commission. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
- "The API Evangelist Blog".
- "Kin Lane | Presidential Innovation Fellows".
- "Five former Presidential Innovation Fellows band together to build new digital consultancy". FedScoop. 30 Jun 2017.
- "Oracle Sued Google Over Android. But There's Hope for the Future of APIs". Wired Magazine. 6 Nov 2013.
- "MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF OF 78 AMICI CURIAE AND BRIEF OF 78 AMICI CURIAE COMPUTER SCIENTISTS IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER" (PDF). The Supreme Court of the United States. 25 Feb 2019.
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