The Echo Vision includes a Unified Weblog Format
To develop a common syntax for:
Syndication (compare to RichSiteSummary)
Archiving (more than just PermaLinks)
Publishing (to include the features described in "What Makes A Weblog A Weblog?")
Retrieving? see ReaderAPI
Contributing/Participating? see EditingApiArchive discussion on comments
Export a weblog's entry database into the Echo format to migrate a weblog from one weblog publishing tool to another. (See BlogRoll)
With launch and operation of the "first-stage", the velocity of the project is awesome. What will be a successful mission?
"So Sam Ruby's standard-on-a-wiki effort may just be the way to go, at least for the first stage of the Echo evolution. Whether it will work in a year or two, when the first pathfinders have gotten tired or moved on or considered the problem solved and hence boring, is a matter of debate. (Personally, I'd be tempted to say we reached the solved-problem stage in 2001 with RSS 1.0, but given the social limitations.....well, here we are.)" BenHammersley "Echo...echo...Okay, alright enough already"
"But it's worth reconsidering some of these "we can support 30 things at once" arguments, 'cause they may not apply at all a year from now. The more successful this stuff becomes, the more the culture around it will change." RogerBenningfield Changing Tides
See also RoadMap ping