Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Sep 2004 18:25 UTC, submitted by Steve Mallett
Editorial Tim O'Reilly has spoken often over the last year about how to apply the ideals of open source with the slow and eventual shift from dependence on software to dependence on information. The new software is 'infoware'. In Applying Distributed XML toward The Open Source Paradigm Shift to Infoware, I propose that we can preserve the freedoms to innovate with data and to fork infoware by working with locally hosted xml files like we do with RSS.
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RE: This is the future
by Andrew on Wed 8th Sep 2004 05:29 UTC

Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is doubtful.

http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm

Note: I'm not particularly happy with this, but I have to agree with the article I've linked.