[Taxacom] Important note Re: two names online published - one new species

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Thu Jan 28 16:14:26 CST 2016

Hi Stephen,

> Twist the words whichever way you like, but the upshot is still that one
> cannot ever know which version of an online work "first fulfills the
> requirements of availability", because this depends (by Art. 9.9) on facts in
> the future, i.e. is it a final version or will it undergo a change in content (and,
> crucially, does a change in metadata count as a change in content?)

Yes, that is exactly the point I made in my previous post. No words were harmed (or twisted).  Except I'd say it's less an issue about facts in the future than it is about definitions of terms; in this case, particularly the definition of "preliminary version".


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