plan for an API to access Stack Overflow
I would love to have programmatic access to Stack Overflow via an API. Although I think it's a while off, I think that the planning stages should begin soon just to make sure that if/when you want to do this, it can be done right from Day 1 of the API.
RSS is effectively our API for now
would SO unofficially tolerate third party APIs done using, say, screen-scraping?