p.kirk at CABI.ORG
Tue Aug 24 06:42:17 CDT 2004
Registration had nothing to do with NCU but both proposals were quite
clearly tarred with the same brush by the opposition - no wonder
Paul M. Kirk
From: Susan Farmer [mailto:sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM]
Sent: 24 August 2004 15:10
To: TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU
Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] TurboTaxonomy?
> > (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 ...
sfarmer at goldsword.com
Botany Department, University of Tennessee
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