[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Presence On Wikipedia

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Dec 19 22:31:30 PST 2007

Landon Blake wrote:
> We could set up a wiki page to coordinate Wikipedia entries we help to 
> maintain, and I could start by migrating some of the appropriate 
> definition entries from the dictionary to Wikipedia.
> Any thoughts or comments? Is anyone else interested in this? (Is it a 
> good idea?)

You would think the idea is good, but Wikipedia has a major problem with 
arrogance :(

is a starting point for references to software, but if the package is not 
'notable' it will be killed as will probably happen with 

And more critically
PREVENTS using it as a repository of terms :(

So perhaps we need a Openpedia to store all the useful information.

( And I admit to being pissed off with wikipedia because they just culled an 
article I wrote on an open source CMS package, while several other 
'advertisements' remain - if you LIST open source projects then they should 
all be listed - mapnik and other packages should ALL be present ? )

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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