Steve McCannell points out why the Napster Proposal is a win/win situation for labels [February 22, 2001]. I whole-heartedly agree with his assessment.
Okay, now that Microsoft Announces Smart Tag Software Development Kit (SDK) For Office XP does this mean that they are getting open standards or does it mean that XML will become their standard? Personally, I think this is a good thing but there are those cynics out there that will preach and preach open standards and then scream bloody murder when MS incorporates them saying that MS is just out to coopt the standard for their own. I don’t see how this can be done with XML.