Register: Novell buys Ximian. Wow.
Oracle has three new RSS 2.0 feeds and a Radio weblog.
Jake reports that Trackback for Radio is now released.
Evhead: "Google is not a famousness-ranking-by-first-name engine. It's a search engine." Bummer.
An article in News.Com, while extremely incendiary, may be seen as the last gasp in the Great RSS War of 2003.
John Palfrey: "The substance that seems to matter most is some combination of the following: openness on the Net; interoperability; true consumer and technologist choice; and effectiveness and stability of the technology."
A response to Sam Ruby's comment about namespaces in the News.Com article. The only other comment I can see worth responding to right away is Mark Pilgrim's comment about RSS being controlled by a single vendor. It's simply not true. UserLand transferred, for free, all of its IP in RSS to a non-profit who then licensed it under the Creative Commons. In what way is it controlled by a single vendor? What more could UserLand have done?
NY Times: "To lie effectively, one has to have a notion that other people have minds and can be deceived."
A letter to Palfrey, Ruby, Bray, Pilgrim, cc'd Festa.
A heads up. Tim Bray says the News.Com reporter left out something important. I said "Hey Tim, you have a weblog, what are you waiting for?" He said he'll write it up. I don't want to steal his thunder, it's quite along the lines of the letter I sent, linked to above. Look forward to linking to it tomorrow.
Charles Cooper, also in News.Com: "Whether that ends the feuding with folks who have very different ideas about how to advance the spec is anyone's guess. But it strikes me as laudable. Instead of opting for a proprietary land grab, a company that was an RSS tools builder freely gave up its guardianship to a nonprofit trust."
Diego Doval comments on the move to Harvard, today's News.Com article, and working on Pie-Echo-Whatever.
Paolo: "Hydra is cool."
My Radio weblog now has Trackback.
Three years ago: "The Republicans nominated a presidential candidate that some say knows as much about the world as an 'average TWA pilot.'"
NY Times: "The online edition of The New York Post, which is owned by the News Corporation, ran an article last month about a murder in which the victim's body parts were packed in a suitcase, and Google served up an ad for a luggage dealer."
NY Times: "On Saturday, a flash mob collected near the American Embassy in Berlin, and far from deriding Iraqi policies or some other momentous topic, they wore silly hats, waved flags and popped Champagne."
Scoble: "So, how do you get people back to work? Easy: provide incentives for rich people to invest their money in new companies." If someone asked if they should invest in RSS, which so many developers seem to have creative ideas about now, what would you say? What incentives would make it worth the risk?
RSSJobs allows you to "create and save searches for Monster, Dice, HotJobs,and more in one location, then delivers the results to your favorite RSS Reader."
Scott Reynen: "This utility will take a monster.com or hotjobs.com job search URL and produce an RSS feed of the results."
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