RSS and SourceSafe

Greg
writes
: “Hot out of the RAI lab…RSS feeds generated from
Visual SourceSafe. Many development shops use some kind of email
notification for source changes – and this is a perfect application
of RSS.”

Is this really “a perfect application of RSS”? I’m not sure –
the HTTP polling troubles me but in some ways it’s little different
from POP3 polling for e-mail. I’m not saying this is right or wrong
and certainly not getting at Greg specifically. I’ve seen this type
of comment in other places dealing with other kinds of resources
such as Windows event logs. Is RSS the best approach?