Re: [dev] AfD discussion of dwm Wikipedia article

From: Jason Ryan <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 07:05:02 +1300

I doubt it will have any impact at all; but as it does appear
discriminatory to me, I have posted a brief rant:

Thayer Williams wrote:
> 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 - 18:05:02 UTC

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