One tangible effect of the recent weblog format/syndication/api/archiving/interop debate recently is that Rogers Cadenhead has started a mailing list, the Site Syndication Format development list to discuss “ambiguities in the RSS 2.0 specification.”
The goal is to develop a new specification from scratch … that clarifies or corrects these issues…. The members of the list should be developers who have written software that produces or consumes RSS 2.0.
Note: I just added Rogers’ Workbench weblog to my subscriptions.
Also: Dave Winer has taken Scripting News off the air to protest “lack of support, even namecalling” coming out of the current discussions.