"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
In this chapter, I'll first talk about what RSS and Atom are for and then take a look at a little of their history. We then move on to the business cases for syndicating your own content and a discussion of the philosophy behind content syndication. The chapter finishes with a brief discussion of the legal issues surrounding the provision and use of syndication feeds.