Quoted from my side of a conversation with an acquaintance, paraphrased to remove unrelated bits:

“Back at university in OS class, I was given a paper to read about WAFL: the Write Anywhere File Layout. I bet a metadata attachment standard named, uh, the Interoperable Container for Embedding Contributed, Readable, Exogenously Applied Metadata would be a good layer on top of that for a media server. →

→ … and an exportable package file containing both the exact original file(s) and an appropriate ICECREAM attachment could be a Combined Original and Notations Envelope.”

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