Talk:Browser wars: Internet Explorer drops below 90 percent in the U.S. but Firefox gains slow
Okay, is it just me, or is this article a bit biased toward Firefox?
- No. In fact, it is a great example of one of the notable (yet still undocumented) exception to the NPOV rules enforced in Wikimedia: that you might write biased articles about non-free and Microsoft-related things.
- Better example: This wikinews article: MSN Encarta introduces wiki-like enhancements (and see that none complained about the "neutrality" of the article!)
- Hope this helps you understand Wikimedia.
The article was nominated for cleanup and removed from publication for "remove irrelevant FF info, add in MS IE info" It has since been cleaned up. Anyone can do this. - Amgine/talk 01:36, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
- The purpose of a news site is to provide relevant background information where appropriate, especially facts that the reader cannot be expected to know. When a program developed by a non-profit organization, free of advertising and spyware, competes with proprietary software, that is worth noting, because it is unexpected, and because any "free" program for the Windows platform these days tends to be funded either by ads or by spyware.
- Just because MS IE is mentioned in the title, this is not an article about IE - it's an article about recent changes in the browser market. It is simplistic to narrow your focus to one competitor in that market, and to not discuss the one browser which has been eating MS IE's share in recent months: basic analysis is also something a news site should provide, where it consists of undisputed facts, rather than opinion; this was the case here.--Eloquence 12:55, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
"open source," as it it used in this article, probably should be written as Open Source (TM). The Open Source Initiative trademarked the term and governs which software licenses meet the Open Source Definition. As I'm not familiar with how a journalist would decide this point, I'm offering this as a suggestion and won't change the page myself.