Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Microsoft may dump proposed RSS name | InfoWorld
Looks like Scoble has been spending too much time at Google lately.
Scoble said in an interview that because of Microsoft's "history" -- which famously includes attempts to create proprietary implementations for standard technology -- the company wants to be careful and "do the right thing" in regards to RSS.
In one widely publicized case over the branding of an accepted technology standard, Microsoft ended up paying Sun Microsystems $1.9 billion last year to settle a seven-year lawsuit over the software giant's implementaton of Java.
"I'm fighting that [former] path," Scoble said Tuesday of Microsoft's careful consideration of how to include and name RSS in its products. "We’re just trying to be compliant with everyone here not do something evil."