[Cosmo-dev] Cosmo and Scooby URLs

John Townsend johntownsend at mac.com
Fri Jun 16 14:51:23 PDT 2006


On Jun 16, 2006, at 2:40 PM, Brian Moseley wrote:

> On 6/16/06, John Townsend <towns at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>
>> I think this is true from a technical perspective, but from a
>> business perspective.. I think GData is more likely to win. With
>> Google using GData has its means to export and import data from their
>> various online services, it will gain acceptance and wide usage
>> rather quickly (despite whatever shortcoming it may or may not have).
>
> that sounds rather like an argument for using microsoft  
> technologies :)
>

Ooohhh, that's a low blow. Even from you! :-) Point taken though.  
Market forces do not a good product necessarily make. (Wow. That  
sounds Yoda like)

> i haven't yet seen any tools that use gdata. i searched this morning
> for a movable type plugin that could interact with google calendar -
> nothing. a calatom feed, on the other hand, can be integrated with
> movable type with the commonly used feed plugin. i could do this with
> cosmo-demo today.
>
Well, keep in mind that GData has just announced in the middle of  
last month. It will eventually happen. That's not to say that CalAtom  
won't see adoption by others.

> btw, the same applies to feed readers. calatom is more useful to a
> netnewswire user than gdata.
>
> anyway, my point is not that gdata sucks, but that calatom does not
> suck and is actually more useful and relevant to us. it's not just
> some toy for blog hackers.
>

Point taken. I think in an ideal world, we would work with both.

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