(SSE) Simple Sharing Extension

Microsoft recently announced their new Creative Common’s Licensed based Specification SSE (Simple Sharing Extension), an extension that utilizes both OPML & RSS Semantics. According to the specification, SSE provides an Item sharing over RSS, it outlines the use of RSS as bidirectional replication, not just the current unidirectional publish and subscribe workflow but it bequeaths asynchronous replication of new and changed items amongst two or more cross-subscribed RSS feeds, thus simplifies the exchange of data across different data sources, such as (Blogrolls, Favorites/Bookmarks, To-do-lists, Events/News Posts etc”¬¶). It significantly helps those who were in a collaboration-model of online business and publishing.

(From Micrsoft’s SSE)

For example, SSE could be used to share your work calendar with your spouse. If your calendar were published to an SSE feed, changes to your work calendar could be replicated to your spouse’s calendar, and vice versa. As a result, your spouse could see your work schedule and add new appointments, such as a parent-teacher meeting at the school, or a doctor’s appointment.

SSE allows you to replicate any set of independent items (for example, calendar entries, lists of contacts, list of favorites, blogrolls) using simple RSS semantics. If you can publish your data as an RSS feed, the simple addition of SSE will allow you to replicate your data to any other application that implements the SSE specification.

Again, Microsoft’s copyright in the SSE specification are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 2.5), which means anyone can remix, tweak, and build upon the specification even for commercial reasons.

Related Note – How SSE will change the web.

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