Re: What is RDF?

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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Mon Aug 21 2000 - 13:43:44 PDT

Guha, with all due respect, I don't believe there are any personal attacks
on Scripting News.

Re your answer to the straight question, asked twice, it's still pretty
slippery. I would prefer a solid yes or no.

Anyway, I promised myself not to talk about RSS until next week, and I'm
going to keep that promise. Needless to say there's a lot more going on that
hasn't yet been discussed. Thanks for helping me figure out what's going on,
and I look forward to continuing this discussion in the weeks ahead.

BTW, if you want to refute anything on Scripting News, please post a message
at We'd welcome a person of your stature to our
community. You have some fans, as the issue has opened up, I've doubled my
knowledge of your past work. It's a lot deeper a community than I think you
know. We're interested in the truth, and learning, and high integrity. They
call me on my bullshit all the time, and it's good training, training that
you don't get from the business press, which generally tends to believe
whatever you shovel them.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Guha" <>
To: "Dave Winer" <>
Cc: "Dan Brickley" <>; "foRK"
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: What is RDF?

> I own it only as much as anyone else in the world
> owns RSS, i.e., no one owns it.
> Thank you for the personal attack on me on
> guha
> Dave Winer wrote:
> > > RSS is trying to be an open standard. The whole point about open
> > > standards is that nobody owns it. Who owns XML? Who owns
> > > HTML? RSS is not like the GIF standard where someone
> > > "owns" it. RSS is open and free. Anyone can do anything they
> > > want to do with it.
> >
> > A simple yes or no to the question would be appreciated.
> >
> > 3. Do you claim to own RSS?
> >
> > Dave

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