[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism

Karun Dambiec kdambiec at fsfe.org
Wed Mar 24 21:50:36 MDT 2010

On 25/03/10 2:46 PM, Ivan Miljenovic wrote:
> For a lot of people (myself included) it can be hard to find
> information about some software projects as their home pages don't
> always offer the kind of overview information someone who has never
> heard of it before might want to know about.  As such, Wikipedia is
> (used to be?) a good source of such information.  Even something like
> programming languages: Wikipedia typically has decent "condensed"
> information about what's unique/novel about a programming language,
> some samples, how it compares to other languages, etc. which home
> pages typically don't (or at least not found as conveniently,
> including the "influenced/influenced by" information).
Looks like the Maui Cluster Scheduler has just been proposed for 
deletion again. And the page about Andrew Tridgell recently.
It seems they have been going overboard recently, and Im finding that 
wikipedia is becoming more less useful, and the english version is 
developing a US bias.
The other languages are not, due to them not being the main language of 
the US.

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