A Microsoft executive who set in motion a small storm in cyberspace over the future of RSS has moved to try and calm the situation.
Mike Torres, the lead program manager of Microsoft’s blogging platform, MSN Spaces, set out on Tuesday to convince bloggers and programmers alike that Microsoft had no evil intentions towards RSS and was not spreading FUD in an effort to stall the development of RSS.
“Despite the fact that the media thinks Microsoft doesn’t like RSS… the reality is most of us love it, myself included.,” wrote Torres in a posting to his blog, Torres Talks. “Don’t believe the hype.”
Torres, though, argues that it is wrong to accuse Microsoft of breaking with a prevailing standard since there is no real standard there, citing Mozilla’s use of the term “Live Bookmarks” in Firefox, and Google’s use of “Feeds”, among others