It will be interesting to see how this effort takes off and whether it has any impact on commercial offerings. (Discovered via James Snell's blog.)
Announcing Google FeedServer
I'd like to announce a little project that we've been working on for a while
at Google and would like the feedback of the Abdera community. We're really excited about the potential of Abdera and have chosen it as the foundation for an open-source Atom Publishing Protocol Server. We hope that the approach we've taken is helpful to those who would like to create read/write Atom feeds for existing data sources.
There are more details below, but I just wanted to give a quick update on
where we'd like to go from here. We have lots of plans for the FeedServer, and would like to contribute back to the Abdera project. The FeedServer was conceived as a separate product and could possibly be an Abdera sub-project when it graduates from incubator. We are also considering how we will use it for the Data API portion of the Shindig project. For now, we have a project on Google's Codesite that should give people the opportunity to look it over and offer feedback:
An Open Source Atom Implementation
The goal of the Apache Abdera project is to build a functionally-complete, high-performance implementation of the IETF Atom Syndication Format (RFC 4287) and Atom Publishing Protocol (RFC# Pending) specifications.
Abdera is an effort undergoing incubation at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.