“Annotea’s concept itself is not new. A commercial application called Third Voice attracted attention two years ago with a similar but proprietary technology. With no clear revenue plan, Third Voice became yet another dot-com casualty in April.
The W3C hopes that by pushing the technology as an open-source solution, Annotea will take root as a useful “metadata” application–a way to provide information about online information online.”
note to self: check-out annozilla.