"Once upon a time, developers who needed to access eBay's
application programming interfaces in order to connect to the
auction giant's selling platform had to pay. No more. As of today,
Ebay will no longer charge for their use.
"'The reason we're doing this is [because] we've been very
successful in terms of acquiring developers and having them add
value to eBay buyers and sellers and we wanted to continue that
success,' Greg Isaacs, director of the eBay developers program,
told internetnews.com. 'Our slogan is now innovation without
barriers. We've now removed the economic barriers...'"