Most people probably know about the stacks project, but fewer might have heard about the CRing project. Now, there might be certain disadvantages to having a large number of contributors to a single document, but I would like to put some emphasis on the one, big advantage: You actually end up with a very complete reference, not just the narrower standpoint of one or two authors. If done correctly, group efforts of this sort are the perfect way to cover all basic (whatever that means) knowledge in some field. I really hope to see more areas pick up on the idea.
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