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Free Software Magazine: The FUD-Based Encyclopedia

Feb 28, 2005, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Krowne)

"In this article, I respond to Robert McHenry's anti-Wikipedia piece entitled 'The Faith-Based Encyclopedia.' I argue that McHenry's points are contradictory and incoherent and that his rhetoric is selective, dishonest and misleading. I also consider McHenry's points in the context of all Commons-Based Peer Production (CBPP), showing how they are part of a Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) campaign against CBPP. Further, I introduce some principles, which will help to explain why and how CBPP projects can succeed, and I discuss alternative ways they may be organized, which will address certain concerns..."

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