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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Wikipedia article cleanup
Date Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:44:52 GMT
You could also pepper assertions like 'with funding from IBM' with
[citation needed]. Which you won't get, because it isn't true.


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 <> 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
>>>>> article. It should be sufficient to let CouchDB stand on its own merits.
>>>>> 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 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
>>>>> 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
>>>>> version number. So someone presumably has their eye on the article. We
>>>>> 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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