Susan Farmer sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM
Tue Aug 24 10:09:52 CDT 2004

> > (Just to clarify Rich, I still regard registration as inherently evil -
> > comprehensive indexing on the other hand is good and righteous... :)
> If done well, they are the same thing.

My understanding of what registration was when it was vetoed at
the IBC was that it took "names in current usage" and made them
the baseline names.  You would have been completely unable to
go back and resurrect a name that was not on that list -- and
you couldn't re-create it either.

Now, if you wanted to turn IPNI into a registration of sorts,
then that's a whole 'nother ball of wax ...

Susan Farmer
sfarmer at goldsword.com
Botany Department, University of Tennessee

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