The wiki discussion that Sam Ruby began just over a week ago to develop a common syntax for syndication, archiving and a publishing API continues full throttle. We have a name – it's Echo. Numerous people are in support of the roadmap. SixApart, Blogger and LiveJournal have all said they support this effort. Even logos are appearing. Excellent.
Keeping up is dizzying. Shelley Powers makes an excellent post to summarize the action so far. Stay tuned.