Those of us at W3C who have been working on this each saw a hole that Atom fills, whether it’s a simplified publication model, a more accessible means of getting to the core content of a site, or a great way to ease users into the upside of the semantic Web. And we think Atom should be in an environment where it can cross-pollinate with Web specs like XHTML and RDF. (Though that doesn’t mean going back to RSS 1.0 at all.) I think that what we offer over IETF, all told, does meet Tim’s better-than-10% criterion.
(via Scripting News)