I was looking into an Accu Weather feed and got this reply. I removed the email addresses.
Hi, Jim. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; my one day out of the office backed me up more than I thought it would. Unfortunately, we can’t provide feeds for projects intended for wincustomize.com, because we can’t control usage of our feeds. We have to be sure our feeds aren’t being abused because of the cost of serving data, and we can’t do that here…
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: Widgets
Michael, I would be making the widgets for uploading at www.wincustomize.com for users to use for free. I do not charge for them. We were using TWC but things got a little iffy with TWC. I know Stardock already has a deal of some sort with your company because they make Gadgets with your feeds in their MyColors themes.
I am just a contributer to the site, I do not work for Stardock. My site, and some of my work, can be found here. http://redneckdude.wincustomize.com
I hope we can come to some kind of agreement on a weather feed from your company.
In a message dated 7/31/2009 5:40:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,@accuweather.com writes:
Hi, Jim. Are you building widgets for a personal project, or will you be distributing them commercially?
Research & Development Group
385 Science Park Road || State College, PA 16803
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 2:26 AM
Dear sir, I would like information on making weather widgets and gadgets. I am a widget designer and would like to know how to tap in to your weather feed for my free widgets.
Thanks, Jim Dillard
You can see my work at http://redneckdude.wincustomize.com