New Flickr set: A pre-party visit to TechCrunch HQ.
PC World on podcasting.
I ordered an iPod for a friend, it shipped the same day from Shanghai!
John Palfrey: “Nothing has changed from the perspective of Harvard, which is the owner and trustee of the RSS 2.0 spec.”
5/18/04: “It’s got a very conservative mission, to answer questions about RSS, to help people use it, to promote its use. It’s basically a support function.”
Anyone wishing to understand the status of the RSS 2.0 spec should just refer to the two bits linked to above.
1. The spec is owned by Harvard. 2. The RSS Advisory Board, when it existed, performed a support function. Later, in case anyone was still confused, we disclaimed: “It does not own RSS, or the spec, it has no more or less authority than any other group of people who wish to promote RSS.”
So people and companies who think they were invited to be on some kind of standards body that owns the spec were sold a Brooklyn Bridge. Hope they didn’t pay too much for it. :-)