Who Owns RSS?
On Monday it emerged that Microsoft had applied for two patents covering subscribing and discovering what it refers to as "Web feeds" - sparking a furore in the blogosphere and elsewhere that Redmond had imperial designs on RSS users. Writing on his website, Microsoft's Don Dodge tried to pour oil on the troubled waters. "Relax," he wrote. "I believe Microsoft has no intention of enforcing this patent against anyone, and no intention of collecting royalties on it."
Maybe...maybe not. Read the rest of the story at .NETJournal.com.