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From Jonathan Porta <>
Subject Re: Wikipedia article cleanup
Date Sat, 14 Apr 2012 19:19:57 GMT
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

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 There are a few other problems too, like outdated references to Couchbase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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