I’ve seen Dave Winer’s name around the development of RSS and Atom as standards.
From Frontier to RadioUserland to RSS to Podcasting, Dave Winer’s had a hand in it all. Inventing most of it and improving all of it. At the same time, his irrascible personality has given him the reputation of one who “does not play well with others.” Winer makes no apologies. And after all, if you are hearing this podcast or reading a blog or RSS feeds of any flavor, it is in a large measure because Winer thought it would be “a good idea” and made it happen. He’ll fill you in daily on more ideas at what may be the “original blog,