JP Rangaswami writes about his Syndication/Search/Fulfilment/Collaboration model and suggests that there’s a lot to learn from Netvibes:
# 1. It encapsulates syndication, search, conversation and fulfilment already. Yes its currently weaker on conversation and fulfilment, but the models already there.
# 2. It helps people visualise what it would mean to have traditional enterprise applications get demoted to becoming content publishers. Why do you think all the world and his wife are trying to patent RSS implementations? We should all rally round Dave Winer on this. RSS is for everyone; every attempt to patent a particular implementation just adds more gunk to the DRM gunge.
# 3. It exemplifies how single-sign on can work, how layers of application authentication and permissioning can get taken care of.
# 4. The powerful personalisation it represents is a sign of the times. Choose what you want to see, where you want to see it, how you want to see it. Mass customisation provided by relentless standardisation.