Wow, O'Reilly sure pissed off a bunch of Web 2.0 people fast!
My take on the controversy which has become a top Web debate this afternoon, posted at O'Reilly's blog:
I've defended O'Reilly's corporate action since clearly Tim coined the term and Tim has done more to foster Web 2.0 notions than anybody else.
But you need to throw in the towel here as I'm confident Tim will do when he returns to this firestorm of protest.
Right or wrong the "Web 2.0" mark is not worth this level of hostility to the idea of "owning" a term celebrating the collective sharing of networked intelligence. Many rights are worth fighting for. Owning "Web 2.0" clearly is not.