[Foundation-l] NPOV as common value? (was Re: Board statement regarding biographies of living people)

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 15:20:44 UTC 2009

2009/4/22 Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>:

> NPOV transformation to general neutrality will work in the most of the
> cases. A clear example for such transformation is Wikinews. Even
> called as "NPOV", Wikinews neutrality is a different kind of approach
> because it is a journalistic one.

And even then, some of the most interesting original content is
interviews, which are all about the subjective POV of the interviewee.

> And if you want to force any kind of neutrality there, you would get
> the same kind of scientific production which existed in East European
> countries during 50s and 60s: A (very good) book about ancient Greek
> literature starts with 20-30 pages of Preface in which author explains
> relations between ancient Greek literature and Marxism. But, there
> were a lot of not so good books which had a lot of grotesque
> connections between Marxism and its content not just inside of their
> prefaces.

I'm not clear on the connection between neutrality and Marxism ...
could you explain the logical steps between the two clauses of your
first sentence?

- d.

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