Well, just for the record, even the current FAT article on Wikipedia has more than one issues.
I will cite, not to make it too technical a couple sentences in the exFAT part:
Main article: exFAT
exFAT is an incompatible file system, that was introduced with Windows Embedded CE 6.0 in November 2006. It is loosely based on the File Allocation Table architecture, but proprietary and protected by patents.
Storage devices formatted as exFAT cannot exchange data with equipment not supporting the format. Much equipment does not support exFAT, which requires acquisition of a license from Microsoft. This involves a cost, and is also against the policy of open source operating systems.
Someone that writes:
- "exFAT is an incompatible file system" <- incompatible with WHAT?
- "Storage devices formatted as exFAT cannot exchange data with equipment not supporting the format." <- Really? Good moorning, Mr. de La Palice! I have rarely seen a storage device actually "willing" to "exchange" data, BUT all those that were formatted with *any* filesystem not supported by the equipment, no matter what filesystem it was, had
on them data that was not readily accessible by the equipment.
should IMNSHO be slapped (hard) in the face to have him/her wake up!
BUT, I still think that WIkipedia is nonetheless a VERY GOOD resource for the "base info"
You have nailed down the real issue - which now is, in an attempt to avoid incorrect articles, an excessive, indiscriminate (and often plainly wrong) use of rules, the worst of which is "citationism", which is one of the ways to verify the contents that makes lots of sense about "established" topics, but make NONE WHATSOEVER when it comes to "news", "research" and "new development".
Basically if you don't have two or three "reputable" sources to backup *any* statement, one of the "strict" Wikipedians will soon edit them (BTW without understanding them or actually verifying them).
And the "English" Wikipedia is not that bad
Cannot say the other languages, but I have recently read (with HORROR
) the discussion on the Italian one about CAINE, a (BTW IMHO very good) completely Open Source, linux based, Forensic Distro, whose author, Nanni Bassetti, had the page first suspended and then deleted.
I - for one - won't have anything to do with people that have that attitude
Since I am after all a nice guy
, I will limit myself to define those guys as "a bunch of presumptuos, arrogant, good-for-nothing and useless lazy bums".
Since I believe you can understand enough Italian, if you want to have a look at it, it is here:http://www.nannibass...sp?articolo=182http://it.wikipedia....cellare/Caine/2