Chris Finke, a senior engineer at Netscape, has joined the RSS Advisory Board.

Finke's a Netscape.Com and Netscape 9 browser developer as well as the creator of the Mozilla Firefox extensions RSS Ticker and OPML Support.

Netscape played a formative role in the development of RSS, publishing the first RSS specification in 1999 and spurring adoption by encouraging publishers to create feeds for the first aggregator -- the recently relaunched My.Netscape. Netscape published RSS 0.90, the common ancestor of both RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0. For the past eight years, Netscape has hosted the RSS 0.91 DTD, a document type definition that receives four million hits a day.

Welcome to the board!

-- Rogers Cadenhead


"... hope you survive the experience." :-)

FYI, I see rssboard.org now at Google #72 for a search on "RSS". Good climbing for such a competitive term.


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