[Taxacom] are early online publications code-compliant?
dyanega at ucr.edu
Mon Apr 13 16:01:07 CDT 2015
On 4/13/15 1:32 PM, Richard Pyle wrote:
> I've generally been staying out of this discussion -- in part because this horse has already been repeatedly beaten to a pulp; and in part because I've just been too busy with other things. However, I happened to re-read something just now that PERFECTLY captures my own perspective of how to solve all of this:
> "...it seems likely, in the longer term, and with the development of new information systems, that the solution will not lie in patching up a definition of publication but, rather, in scrapping it and finding a means of replacing "publication" as a primary determinant of availability."
> Brilliant! EXACTLY right, in my opinion!
> By the way, here's the source of the quote:
> [Second paragraph under the heading "Development of underlying principles"]
It does, of course, bear repeating that Commissioners and others,
including Rich and myself, have been attempting to devise and promote
such a system for over a decade now, where the availability of names is
achieved through a different mechanism, independent of traditional
publication. Hopefully, eventually, the broader community will come to
agree that such a thing is necessary.
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
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