Re: wikipedia "Leap Seconds" collaboration

From: M. Warner Losh <imp_at_BSDIMP.COM>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:21:19 -0700 (MST)

In message: <20060123060639.GI25156_at_feynman>
            Neal McBurnett <> writes:
: > Rob Seaman wrote:
: > >>I hope we can all continue this discussion in a more positive manner.
: It is the nature of email lists to be good at stimulating discussion,
: and bad at generating clear resolutions. Thus was the FAQ born. But
: we have a more modern technology than FAQs, the wiki, which can more
: effectively funnel passionate energy from groups of people with
: diverging ideas into coherent descriptions of a variety of viewpoints,
: suitable for enlightening the world. Imperfectly, to be sure, but
: better than a mail list....
: I think the thing we need to do is build on what clarity we can find
: in the moment, and document it at wikipedia. If the folks discussing
: the "Jesus" article can arrive at a relatively stable set of positions
: (and last time I looked, they had done remarkably well, considering),
: surely we can also.
: Note the relatively successful policy of presenting things from a
: "Neutral Pointof View" (NPOV):
: So would folks be willing to collaborate at
: and related pages?

I've contributed to the unix time over leap seconds pages, and would
be happy to help. I feel I can write a good argument for both sides,
even though I have my preferences.

Received on Mon Jan 23 2006 - 08:22:34 PST

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