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RE: The Tragedy of RSS

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 12:00:43 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

> If you don't change the name, the W3C must fight tooth and nail to
> keep RDF in RSS in terms of adoption as "resource description" would then
> be your "main game".

As much as I am in favour of RSS1.0 (enough that I am on the RSS1.0 Working
Group) I do not think the W3C need fight at all to keep the RDF in RSS
despite the advantaged that would give to my vested interests. That's our
job! Indeed if you really believe that RSS2.0 is simpler (pass the salt) it
would make just as much sense for people here to actively support 2.0.

The only real connection between those concerned with RSS1.0 and those
concerned with RDF is what the RDF crowd can do for the RSS1.0 crowd
(particularly in regards to technical issues in RSS which have their origins
in RDF) and what the RSS1.0 crowd can do for the RDF crowd (particularly in
that RSS1.0 has been an intro to RDF for many people). Beyond that I don't
think an interest in, or evangelising of, one necessarily requires much
attention to the other.
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