An interesting snapshot; see the full post for more context-setting
I just came across an article that announced Google open sourced their ‘Protocol buffers’ but decided NOT to use XML.
It is great that Google is contributing to the community and is showing the world how their system works, but I wonder if the inmates have taken over the asylum. I am a software engineer, so I enjoy the technical information, but I also ran my own company, and evolved to view problems from the business end. If you let the ‘engineers run the show’, then you get a very narrow viewpoint.
I think we have a severe ‘Not invented here’ syndrome inside Google.