Dalton has announced that APP.net will use Activitystream.es, Webfinger, RSS, pubSubHubbub.
(not sure about Salmon, an excellent open web standard)
Albert Wenger is a venture capitalist at Union square Ventures (earliest investor in Twitter).
So it's genuine statesmanship that he would praise APP.net for its effort on openness.
@Blaine (a world-class expert, open web protocols)
Applauded the article, as did I and nearly all 17 commenters.
It just that kind of "crossing the aisle" collaboration the tech world (and Silicon Valley) needs to produce a protocol as superb as email or HTML for social networks (federation). Beautifully written.