News.Com: "The Massachusetts attorney general's office is investigating whether Microsoft tried to squash Linux in violation of the consent decree settling the company's landmark antitrust case."
Some news: John Robb is leaving UserLand. This is part of a bigger transition, one that we're not ready to talk about yet. It should be, net-net, good news for Manila and Radio users, and for the weblog community. We weren't ready to announce, John surprised us by writing about his departure on his weblog. He's a surprising guy. Anyway, part of my reason for being in Calif next week is business. I think UserLand will do fine, although things are still uncertain, but that's life in the big leagues. Thanks John for all your help, and best wishes to you and your family for much continued success. Onward!
Immediately I got an email from Paolo Valdemarin asking how he can help. And then a bunch more. This is really cool.
Next question. Suppose, hypothetically, you were going to release a spec under a Creative Commons license, and you wanted the terms to match, as closely as possible, the Copyright and Disclaimer on the RSS 2.0 spec. Which one would you use?
I was sitting at home minding my own business when the phone rang. Hello, is this Dave? Yes. Hi, it's Mr Safe.
Here's my favorite candidate for Mr Safe.
JY Stervinou had a conversation with Mr Safe too. He's getting around a lot. Another place he's been, ZDNet/France, where they ask "le RSS, c'est quoi?" They figured it out. Lots of very cool RSS 0.91 feeds.
Le Zeldman figured it out too. "How you feel about the limitations of RSS probably depends on what you use it for. If you want a simple format that lets you notify subscribers when your site’s content is updated, and makes it easy to include a few lines of that content so they can decide whether or not it interests them, RSS 2.0 fits the bill perfectly. Its genius is its simplicity -- and simplicity, whether in furniture design or software design, is a high virtue." +1.
Two years ago today, Sean McGrath asked how many XML gurus it takes to change a light bulb. The correct answer is eight.
Three years ago today: "Let's go have a look," Jeru said, "I haven't seen a green dragon in a long time!"
Four years ago: "Ask 29-year-old Linus Torvalds what if Microsoft crushes his Linux. He doesn't care, he'll just keep working on it."
Phillip Pearson has a comparison chart of how different harmonizer implementations handle error conditions. It's cool to see a critical mass developing so quickly. Phillip is attempting to harmonize the harmonizers. Good idea.
Via Hylton Jolliffe comes news that Blogdex finally has the Blogdex domain, through the generosity of Jimmy Wales, creator of Wikipedia. Should make a huge difference.
Don Park on the lost art of the insult.
What does Mr Safe look like? I did a Google image search. Here's a candidate. If you have any ideas, post them in the comments here.
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