Message 2004-10-0072: Re: ISPN, CPN, and Companion Volume

Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:50:32 +0200

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 18:50:32 +0200
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To: PML <>
Subject: Re: ISPN, CPN, and Companion Volume

> The International Society of Phylogenetic Nomenclature DOES exist.
> It was inaugurated in Paris and officers were elected.

Yes, but it is impossible to join the Society... I thought.

> Everyone who participated in the Paris meeting is automatically
> a member of the ISPN until the end of this calendar year.

This is probably a salomonic solution! :-)

> Although the preparation of the companion volume hasn't begun, we a=
> in the process of negotiating a contract with a publisher.  In the
> U.S. at least, this may be done well before a book is finished, or
> even begun.

Oh, so Dr de Queiroz was just mentioning his own lack of time, instea=
d of a
necessity for the discussion to cease... sorry for the misunderstandi=

> The rank-based codes differ in this regard.  The Botanical Code lis=
> individual people as editors and is cited as Greuter et al., 2000
> (which I find appropriate, given that a large amount of work is
> involved for those individuals, who should therefore receive some
> credit for it).   As was announced in Paris, the editors of the
> companion volume will be Kevin, Jacques and myself.

Considering the sheer size of the project, and the likely need to fre=
decide between homonyms, wouldn't it be a good idea to have more edit=
Malevolent individuals might also get the following impression: "Hah,=
want to revolutionize nomenclature, and then just three people are
involved?". It would be wrong, of course, but I've seen many prejudic=
minds say such things about different topics in published papers, and=
them as arguments.


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