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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Wikipedia article cleanup
Date Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:43:51 GMT
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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