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From Tim McNamara <>
Subject Re: Wikipedia article cleanup
Date Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:30:45 GMT
Are there any recent primary sources to draw from? Wikipedia editors
really dislike large edits without references, even if they improve
the article.

On 15 April 2012 07:19, Jonathan Porta <> wrote:
> Any better with this:
> "Apache CouchDB, commonly referred to as CouchDB, is an open source
> NoSQL database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce
> queries, and HTTP for an API.[1] CouchDB was first released in 2005
> and later became an Apache project in 2008.
> Unlike in a relational database, CouchDB does not store data and
> relationships in tables, but instead stores structured data as JSON
> documents.
> CouchDB implements a form of Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC)
> in order to avoid the need to lock the database file during writes.
> Conflicts are left to the user to resolve.
> Other features are ACID semantics with eventual consistency,
> MapReduce, incremental replication and fault-tolerance. CouchDB ships
> with Futon, a web based administration console."
> Jonathan Porta
> On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Robert Newson <> wrote:
>> Certainly very crufty in places. The Talk page contains unchallenged
>> (and untrue) assertions that we're all moving to Couchbase server too!
>> B.
>> On 14 April 2012 16:46, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>>> Hey,
>>> Does someone want to take a look at the CouchDB Wikipedia article?
>>> The opening paragraph is terrible:
>>> "Apache CouchDB, commonly referred to as CouchDB, is an open source
>>> document-oriented database NoSQL database system. It could be considered
>>> similar to MongoDB."
>>> A document-oriented database NoSQL database system? What. We should also
>>> not be compared to MongoDB in the first sentence. Or again, later in the
>>> article. It should be sufficient to let CouchDB stand on its own merits.
>>> Much like how the MongoDB article does not make constant comparisons with
>>> CouchDB.
>>> There are a number of factually incorrect statements that need cleaning up
>>> too. Like the statement that Damien Katz is our lead developer. It should,
>>> instead, be noted that he retired from our PMC. Also, IBM do not directly
>>> financially support the project, nor do any other companies. Individual
>>> developers are not sponsored either. The only sponsorship our project has
>>> is listed on the ASF sponsorship page.
>>> There are a few other problems too, like outdated references to Couchbase
>>> and UQL.
>>> In general, there is probably a lot of love and attention someone could
>>> pour in to this. I notice that it was updated last week to include the new
>>> version number. So someone presumably has their eye on the article. We just
>>> need a little bit more work putting in to it, I think.
>>> I would do this myself, but I worry that I have a strong conflict of
>>> interests.
>>> Anyone calm and rational and distant enough want to take this on?
>>> Thanks,
>>> N

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