The creativeCommons RSS 2.0 module is now deployable. Thanks to everyone who commented, most of them were incorporated into the spec. At this point you may use the module in RSS feeds, and thanks to the magic of namespaces, as an extra bonus, you may also include them in other XML formats that are not RSS 2.0.
Daniel Berlinger's Really Simple Discoverability format, aka RSD, has gone to version 1.0. Congrats to Daniel, Seth Dillingham and Brent Simmons, who all believed in the format before it caught on. This morning I released new code to bring Radio's support for RSD up to the 1.0 level. When Jake gets in later, he'll do the same for Manila. Thanks to Daniel for pursuing this. Tools for editing weblog posts will be easier to configure once there's across-the-board support for this format. For users this means word processor-like editors to write for your weblog. Turning the Web into a fantastic writing environment, one decade at a time.
Thanks to Matt Croydon and Josh Lucas for the pointer to Strangeberry, a startup of Marimba alumni, who just released a LPGL implementation of Rendezvous for Java. What an interesting combination.
Last year on this day: "If you didn't have a sense of humor before, aging gives you one."
On 12/17/00, Doc Searls coined the term "blogrolling."
A perfect demo of the Creative Commons thesis. I got an email from an editor at a major book publisher. They want to include my picture of Napster's Shawn Fanning in a book on computer history. I want to let them do this, but I don't want to pay a lawyer to review their agreement. Why should it cost me money to be generous? See how Lessig's mind works. He's going to make the lawyers work for a living.
I took a bunch of pics at Napster in June 2000.
ZDNet: "Intergraph has filed suit against Dell Computer, Gateway and Hewlett-Packard, alleging that the PC companies violated its patents by incorporating Pentium-family processors into their computers."
Be sure to watch the Creative Commons animation. It explains the purpose of the CC licenses. Without them, everything is assumed to have a (restrictive) copyright. The CC licenses allow people to release their intellectual property into the public domain, with or without constraints. This is innovation, believe it or not. The animation explains it very well.
VC Bothra: "Every hour we scan changes.xml for updated blogs and index them for BlogStreet's search engine "
Andrew Orlowski: "What Spring does is what we wish Apple had been bold enough to do with OS X, and make a really radical departure from the 2D file/folder office automation metaphor of the 1970s into a more loosely structured and spontaneous UI more appropriate to an always-connected world."
Mac Net Journal interviews Spring developer Robb Beal.
NY Times: Harvard Advertises for People Abducted by Aliens.
Ken Hirsch: "I really dislike the fact that all blogs are in reverse chronological order."
Trawling around referer logs early this morning led me to this unfinished partial essay entitled What Is RSS? written in August 1999. Sometimes unedited writing is the best stuff.
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