Update: It appears that the Medium API is currently for publishing only. My concern still applies for when Medium offers an API to read posts, unless Medium alters their terms slightly.
Here’s a use case you guys effectively block: if I wanted to include my Medium posts on a website, where I control how the individual bits are displayed, I can’t. So, if I had an articles section of my site that really should pull from Medium, it can’t. I have to use two authoring platforms if I want to have the articles on Medium and on my site.
Please reconsider this use case. Perhaps it can be a premium feature, since it could mean that no traffic is driven to your platform from a particular author, and it’s maybe not okay if that’s something everyone can do for free.