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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: Wikipedia article cleanup
Date Sat, 14 Apr 2012 18:09:18 GMT
Certainly very crufty in places. The Talk page contains unchallenged
(and untrue) assertions that we're all moving to Couchbase server too!


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 There are a few other problems too, like outdated references to Couchbase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