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From Tim McNamara <>
Subject Re: Wikipedia article cleanup
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:20:58 GMT
I've spent some time this morning, working on the introduction and
making from stylistic changes. I think the text is much more readable
now. Some support on more supportive matters would be welcome.

On 15 April 2012 09:44, Robert Newson <> wrote:
> You could also pepper assertions like 'with funding from IBM' with
> [citation needed]. Which you won't get, because it isn't true.
> B.
> On 14 April 2012 22:43, Robert Newson <> wrote:
>> :)
>> On 14 April 2012 22:30, Tim McNamara <> wrote:
>>> 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 <>
>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> Much like how the MongoDB article does not make constant comparisons
>>>>>> CouchDB.
>>>>>> There are a number of factually incorrect statements that need cleaning
>>>>>> too. Like the statement that Damien Katz is our lead developer. It
>>>>>> instead, be noted that he retired from our PMC. Also, IBM do not
>>>>>> financially support the project, nor do any other companies. Individual
>>>>>> developers are not sponsored either. The only sponsorship our project
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> interests.
>>>>>> Anyone calm and rational and distant enough want to take this on?
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> N

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