RSS, OPML and the XML platform.
Copyright 2003-5 Randy Charles Morin
I don't usually like to link to Michael Arrington's TechCrunch, because I find his view of Web 2.0 to be tainted. But this time, his post is overboard. He specifically says, Feedpass Does Absolutely Nothing.
There might be an argument of whether Feedpass is breaking copyright laws, but turning that into "Does Absolutely Nothing", is quite a leap. Clearly, it's the best RSS landing page application on the Internet. There are many other RSS landing page applications, like solosub. But compare that to Feedpass.
There's a big difference. Feedpass is far better. Far far better. Yet, TechCrunch says that SoloSub takes a step towards fixing RSS and Feedpass Does Absolutely Nothing. Go figure. Either Michael Arrington is a complete idiot or Feedpass didn't pay him enough for a good review.
While we're on the subject, here's Dave Winer's thoughts on Feedpass, which are a little more sane, although still negative. If I were Jim Woolley, then I'd simply excerpt the blog entries and the controversy over reproducing an RSS feed is nullified.
Also on Feedpass