Everyone and their mother have created their own widget specifications, and now as a developer you need to make choices. Do you want it to work on Dashboard? Vista? Google? MSN? Yahoo!?
This draft is similar to the opera widgets implementation, but it also has info from Appleâ€™s Dashboard, and the auto discovery support was based on the work in Atom Autodiscovery.
This standard will live and die by the support that it gets. Now is the time to give feedback, and see where this train goes.