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Winer Offers Peace With Atom

By - March 09, 2004

This is pretty inside baseball, and I certainly don’t claim to understand all the nuances of the ongoing battle between Google’s Atom and Winer’s RSS, but in this post Winer claims that RSS is basically winning, but that it’s time to work together with Atom. It’ll be curious to see if this is taken seriously by the Atom folks, or dismissed. In any case, Winer is putting himself out there…

So here’s the chance to do something good for the Internet, something not evil. Let’s go Google, let’s go SixApart, it’s time to bury the hatchet and move on. Joi Ito, you’re famous for being an advocate of peace. RSS is here to stay and so are Google and Movable Type. Let’s all acknowledge that and stop this fight now.


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2 thoughts on “Winer Offers Peace With Atom

  1. Dave Winer says:

    John, it’s not “Winer’s RSS.”

    Just in the last few days it’s been Yahoo’s RSS, and the BBC’s RSS, Sun’s RSS, Microsoft’s RSS, CNET’s RSS, Britain, Denmark and German’s RSS, Apple’s RSS, InfoWorld’s RSS, Borland’s RSS, etc.

    Look at the list of recent announcements of new RSS support.

    http://archive.scripting.com/cats/Technology/Formats%20and%20Protocols/RSS

    This is why it’s raging, and why Google, as big as they are, is way too small to stop it.

  2. OK, Dave, thanks. It seems a lot of folks do sense that you’re the man behind RSS, much as Google is the company behind Atom, which is what I intended to convey…