Re: [dev] AfD discussion of dwm Wikipedia article

From: Thayer Williams <>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:10:56 -0800

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:25 AM, Jason Ryan <> wrote:
> It points to a deficiency in the way Wikipedia views notability: it is quite
> at odds with the notion of influence and derivation that powers free and
> open source software...

Agreed. I said as much too. Under the current Wikipedia guidelines,
the vast majority of FOSS (and some proprietary) articles should be
deleted. It's unfortunate and more than little ironic that a
community-based 'open' encyclopedia would undermine the exposure of
other community-oriented projects.
Received on Wed Feb 24 2010 - 16:10:56 UTC

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