Lots of chatter following the introduction of The OPML Editor during Dave Winer’s Gnomedex keynote. This isn’t meant to be a representative roundup. I’m still trying to figure it out so I’m intrigued by what other people see.
Start with Mitch Ratcliffe’s live blog. ( I hope he repeats the performance tomorrow.) From his notes: Towards the end of the session, JD Lasica suggested a name change might be in order. Dave responded: "I have 60 users, so there is time to change the direction, but you’re
not stuck with the name. NetNewsWire is not called ‘RSS.’ If you come
up with a new name, we’ll have two names for this and that’s a million
times worse than one bad name."
Catherine Helzerman: "The editor itself looks pretty cool, but what really caught my interest
was something he called ‘Instant outlining’ which is outlining that is
like instant messaging."
Venturus:"This really looks like it will allow anyone to do these things that previously only us techies have been able, or willing to do."
Stumax.com: "… exactly what I’ve been thinking about and hoping for: it’s an
almost-live interface with the web. Instant publishing, and a copy of
your data both on your computer and your website. Open source, Mac
version in the works. Very cool."
"It’s going to take us some time to figure out what OPML is all about."
(He already has a Drupal OPML module in the works. That will mean
nothing to most of you but given that I’m in the midst of a project
that’s based on Drupal — and I’m working with OPML — it matters a lot