December 22, 2006
We’ve know about Microsoft’s Windows RSS Platform for over a year now, it’s an important component of Windows Live! Now it appears that they have applied for a US Patent. The members of the RSS Team are not clamming to have invented RSS Syndication, Patents are like bowling trophies at Microsoft.
Microsoft will never charge us for feeds, information has to flow freely. RSS was pioneered at internet start-up Netscape as a way of creating your own newspaper and now that vision has become our reality.