Marc Canter has had a glimps into the future of microsoft…
For sure – each of these giants will make their own decisions, in their own due time, but at the end of the day – if they donâ€™t open up – theyâ€™ll eventually lose their customer.
At least we have a way to connect these giant worlds together (and take us small little fry along for the ride at the same time.) Thatâ€™s a huge breakthough and is the foundation of us building the distributed web infrastructure. What Iâ€™ve been chanting about is our own Open Source Infrastructure and the other kinds of open standards we need…..
StructuredBlogging.org is an attempt to keep all the various formats of microcontent compatible. Our upcoming PeopleAggregator APIs will provide basic social networking capabilities – to all – and a way of inter-connecting disparate social networks into one giant distrbuted mesh.
The world of media needs standards like Media RSS and one could imagine burgeoning new standards around Tags, Reputation, Events and Musical tastes and preferences.
It is nice to see the itags included in the list of open source infrastructure. Thanks Mark.
Julian Bond was in the audience and immediately complained â€œtheyâ€™ll never be a LAMP version of Infocardsâ€ – but what I wanted to explain to Julian was that Microsoft is in the business of taking care of themselves, just as Yahoo, Google and AOL are – as well. So donâ€™t expect a Linux version of anything from Microsoft, but you CAN expect meta-identity compatible ID systems for LAMP – thatâ€™s for dam sure.
Julian don’t be so sure about this statement.