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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
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.

B.

On 14 April 2012 22:43, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
> https://couchdb.apache.org/ :)
>
> On 14 April 2012 22:30, Tim McNamara <paperless@timmcnamara.co.nz> 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 <rurd4me@gmail.com> 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 <rnewson@apache.org> 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 <nslater@tumbolia.org> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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