[TYPO3] Will Bill Gates sponsor TYPO3 microformats (CRS) development?

Elmar Hinz elmar.DOT.hinz at team.MINUS.red.DOT.net
Sat Apr 1 13:18:03 CEST 2006

Hello typoniks,

great things are going on between traditional software commerce and open source. During MIX06 in March
in Las Vags Bill Gates invited Tim O'Reilly on stage to have a conversation.


While discussing "Web 2.0", Tim just said:

    …the semantic web is really taking off with the use of microformats.

And in response, Bill said:

    We need microformats and to get people to agree on them. It is going to bootstrap exchanging data on the Web…

    …we need them for things like contact cards, events, directions…

ECT (Extension Coordination Team) and the CRG (Content Rendering Group) are doing a joint effort at the moment
to get some new out-of-the-box templates into TYPO3. For this purpose some standard id and class schemes for the
HTML output have to be drawn up. Content Rendering Schemes (CRS) are a kind of TYPO3 specific implementation
of microformats.


Still not official but there are hints that Bill and Tim have agreed to support TYPO3 CRS development as a first
test case for the implementation of microformats. Also due to the fact that the term CRS disguises the term
MICROformats during experimental phase.

Rumours abound that Bill visits Kasper today in Denmark to exchange ideas while the go fishing in common.



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