[Cz-biology] FW: corporate issues
sanger at citizendium.org
Tue Sep 18 10:44:16 CDT 2007
Also of interest
From: John Moffett [mailto:john at kickassgear.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:14 AM
To: 'Larry Sanger'
Subject: corporate issues
I can't see how genetic/protein description pages would be any more prone to
corporate editing or bias than anything else on Citizendium. It is not a
Pharmaceutical corporations often use proprietary databases, not Wikipedia
or Citizendium. I don't see how editing these pages would benefit the
If the bot is properly written, it will simply harvest information from
public databases, and compile the information into pages on each entry. It
is very difficult to imagine that corporations would have any interest in
skewing information about genes or proteins on a public web site.
I understand that this is associated with Novartis, but does anyone think
that they could put clearly incorrect or biased information onto gene
information pages, and have that benefit Novartis? I don't see it.
Just my thoughts.
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