As pointed out, At the end of the day, any XML metadata wrapper around the content of our blog entries will do the job, and it’s trivial to transform one flavor of wrapper to another.. A large part of the purpose of RSS2Necho was to demonstrate that if you have an RSS feed, you can get a Necho feed. Right now, the main issue I see is that, while the new standard is still young, necho is still a subset of what RSS 2.0 can offer. Hopefully, in the future, it will offer more but I’ve yet to be convinced that it will work moving forward.
In the meantime, I do believe that both format can co-exist, and that a winner will emerge whether you inject money into the debate or not. Right now, I’m still betting on RSS winning because it has built a strong following. Until aggregators and readers are available for (n)echo, the new standard will largely be an academic exercise.