[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Presence On Wikipedia

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Thu Dec 20 07:33:17 PST 2007


This is really good feedback, and has helped me reevaluate my original
idea. What about using Wikinfo instead? It seems that they have some
more reasonable and flexible policies on content and editing.


In fact, I think there article on GIS is better that the one on


I've modified my page on the OSGeo to reflect this possible change:



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Lester Caine
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Presence On Wikipedia

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
'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
all be listed - mapnik and other packages should ALL be present ? )

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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