Talk:W. L. Gore and Associates

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I wonder if the NPOV rule has been maintained in this article. I don't know corporate culture of the company but the description seems to be suspisciously favourable... aegis maelstrom δ 23:46, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

I know what you mean. I think someone from the company edits both this page and Gore-Tex. One the whole it has resulted in an increase in good information, but feel free to add more NPOV to balance the article. -- Solipsist 09:13, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
Most of this article is adcruft. Visit this link. [1] I don't think this article should be deleted but it needs some serious retooling. CJames745 04:35, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
I hated to do it because nothing sounds more interesting than a company that doesn't have managers or CEOs and where salaries are determined collectively, but I have put up the POV banner. From what I can tell about the only part of this article that isn't taken directly from the company website is the information I added about the rule of 150 from Malcolm Gladwell's book. CJames745 04:58, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
Well on further checking, it is this editor who appears to be associated with the company, whilst most of the disputed material came from this edit by User:216.140.123.24. As such this is probably just a copyvio and should be removed. -- Solipsist 08:13, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

I have deleted all edits after October 7 as copyright violation. Chick Bowen 22:33, 25 February 2006 (UTC)
We have added Vieve Gore to the info box because she founded the company with her husband, Bill. There is no Wikipedia page for Vieve Gore. Basic biographical information is as follows: Genevieve Gore (nee Walton), born 1913. Married Bill Gore, 1935. Founded W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. with her husband, 1958. Worked in the company in various capacities until her death in 1995. GoreArchives (talk) 20:50, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

NPOV/Conflict of Interest Issues[edit]

In regards to the most recent edits to this article: GoreArchives is the user name for a small group of archivists involved in collecting and preserving the history of W. L. Gore and Associates. This team collects images, documents, books, brochures and product samples related to Gore’s past and present.

Recent edits to the W. L. Gore article on Wikipedia by GoreArchives were intended to add supplemental historical information on the company and provide additional perspective on the evolution of its products. Additional information on Gore’s culture was also included as it is frequently requested by other companies, academia and business publications.

Every effort was made in this revision to present a factual, balanced, and neutral perspective of the topic. Suggestions for improvements to the article, as well as insights on correct Wikipedia style and structure, are welcome.GoreArchives (talk) 18:06, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

It is our intention to remove the Conflict of Interest tag from this article. As archivists, it is our goal to provide the most accurate information about W.L. Gore & Associates, its history, culture, and products. We have attempted to maintain balance and objectivity in this article, which is intended to further the understanding of the company.

We welcome input from the Wikipedia community on this intended change.GoreArchives (talk) 21:19, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Reference 13[edit]

I'm puzzled by Reference 13. It just says "Robert W. Gore, 2008, page 129." I'd like to follow the reference for more information, but it's not at all clear to me what's being referenced. Is it a book? If so, what's the title? I thought perhaps it was an autobiography, but I couldn't find any book by that title.

Agthorr (talk) 20:07, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

In response to the comment above, we have updated and elaborated several citations for clarity. Footnote 13 is a second citation after the original full citation in footnote 3 for The Early Days of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. by Robert Gore, which was privately published by the author and is in the collection of the W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Archives, Newark, Delaware. GoreArchives (talk) 18:52, 22 February 2010 (UTC)