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Welcome to WikiProject Software

Changing the world one byte at a time!



Introduction

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Hello and welcome to WikiProject Software, a collaboration area and open group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of software articles. If you are interested please feel free to add your name to our list of participants.

For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices.

Goals and scope

Goals

The project aims primarily to improve:

Scope

WikiProject Software is a collection of pages devoted to the management of computer software articles on Wikipedia. We aim to help set up standards of organization and presentation for articles on:

  • Software
  • Software Vulnerabilities and Exploitation (Viruses, Adware, Spyware, etc.)
  • Software Security tools
  • Information Security issues
  • Free Software

Things to keep in mind

There are a few things that you should try to keep in mind while editing software articles.


Audience

One of the primary goals of this project is to make computer science articles accessible, so you should make an effort to explain any jargon.


Conventions

References

Try to ensure that every computer science article includes at least a few relevant references, and direct citations for anything that could be considered controversial. Wikipedia articles cannot be a substitute for a textbook (that is what Wikibooks is for), and references can give readers some idea of where they should go if they need more information than the article can provide. Just as important, providing further reading enables other editors to verify and to extend the given information, as well as to discuss the quality of a particular source.

You can find more information on citations and references, as well as several examples for how the cited literature should look, in the style guide on citations. Wikipedia's List of publications in computer science can be a good source of references and citations for computer science articles, as can Citeseer and Google Scholar.

Announcement


Announcement

Userbox

Participants of this WikiProject can add this Userbox to their User page:

System-installer.svg This user is a member of WikiProject Software.


To add the Userbox insert the following to the your user page:

{{User WikiProject Software}}

Tagging and assessment

Tagging

Any articles that are within the scope of this project should be tagged with the project banners of WikiProject Software:

WikiProject Software / Computing   
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Software, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of software on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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This page is supported by WikiProject Computing.
 

To tag an article insert the following to the top of the discussion page of the article: {{WikiProject Software|class=|importance=}}

Stubs should additionally be tagged with {{software-stub}} at the bottom of the article.

Assessment

Anyone can assess articles (regardless of membership to the WikiProject) by adding or editing the class and importance parameters to the {{WikiProject Software|class=|importance=|computing-importance=}} template. The template is found on talk pages.


Project Articles


Quality scale

The quality scale is the WikiProject computing scale.

The B-Class criteria are: (1) referenced; (2) coverage; (3) structure; (4) grammar; (5) supporting materials; (6) accessible language.


Importance scale

Importance Criteria Examples
Top Core articles which are a "must have" for Wikiproject Software.
High-traffic articles which many people outside of computer software will already have a good knowledge of.
Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
High Most people interested in software will be familiar with the topic, and the article gives context to a number of other information software articles. Is mentioned by many books and academic papers, and discussed in detail in more than one. Adobe Acrobat, Avast!, iOS
Mid Known to many people interested in sotware, even if not in detail. Adobe Flash Player, Google Voice, RAID
Low More specific and specialized content known only to some people interested in software.
Most individuals, standards and software projects will be low importance unless they are well known or have high adoption.
DVD Studio Pro, Defraggler, EJay


Categories

One of the important activities of this project is to manage the list of Categories related to Computer Software.

Stuff to do


Here are some tasks awaiting attention:


WikiProject Software To Do List



Article alerts

Article alerts

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Articles for deletion
(4 more...)
Proposed deletions
Templates for discussion
Good article nominees
Peer reviews
Requested moves


Featured article

Featured Articles

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The featured articles are what Wikipedia editors believe are the best articles in Wikipedia, and the status which all articles should eventually achieve. Before being listed here, articles are reviewed at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates for accuracy, neutrality, completeness, and style according to our featured article criteria. Bold article names have been featured on the Main Page as "Today's featured article".


Good article

Good Articles

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The following computer security related articles have been deemed Good Articles, which places them two tiers below Featured Articles.

WikiProject Software Templates

What to type
What it makes
What it's for
{{WikiProject Computing|class=|importance=|software=yes|software-importance=}}
WikiProject Computing / Software  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Computing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of computers, computing, and information technology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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This page is supported by WikiProject Software.
 
To add show that an article is within our project goals.
{{WikiProject Software}}
WikiProject Software / Computing   
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Software, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of software on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This page is supported by WikiProject Computing.
 
To add show that an article is within our project goals.
{{Infobox Software}}
Example: Yoyodyne
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Yoyodyne v0.9 screenshot
Developer(s) Yoyodyne Industries Inc.
Stable release 0.9 / 1 January 2006
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 25MB
Type Yoyonics
License GNU General Public License
Website example.org
Use the template below to add it to any article about a software package. Please see the template page for full documentation.
{{subst:Software invite|~~~~}}
WikiProject Software Hello WikiProject Software. You have been invited to join WikiProject Software, a WikiProject dedicated to improving the Software-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in, or edits relating to or within the scope of the project. If you would like to join or just help out a bit, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of project members. You may also wish to add {{User WikiProject Software}} to your userpage and == WikiProject Software Centralized Announcement System ==

{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u}}

to the top of your talk page.

If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message onto others by pasting this code into their talk page:

== [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Software|WikiProject Software]] Invite == {{subst:Software invite|~~~~}}

Thanks,
Tyw7  (Talk • Contributions)   Changing the world one edit at a time! 20:35, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

To invite new participants to this WikiProject
{{Software-stub}} To show that the current page is a software stub



Centralized Announcement System

All members of WikiProject Software is urged to install the Centralized Announcement System on their talk page.


To install the WikiProject Software Centralized Announcement paste the following code to the top of your user talk page:
==WikiProject Software==
{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u}}<!---->

See also

Participants

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Please feel free to join this project assist wherever possible. The following table lists users who are active participants in WikiProject Software. If you would like to join the project, feel free to add yourself to the bottom of the list. Instructions for doing this can be displayed by editing the page (if you can't figure out how to edit the table, just leave your info underneath the table, and someone will probably update the table for you).

If you are a participant, you can keep in touch with project developments by clicking here to add Wikipedia:WikiProject Software to your watchlist. In addition, add this template to your talk page to keep up to date with the current tasks: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject_Software/to_do}}.


User (T C) Rank Area of Expertise Comments Status
 10014derek  Ӂ (T C) Member Probably some Vista articles, maybe some other software which I tend to play around with in my free time Small Programs
  Inactive  
Aniketkudale (T C) Member FOSS, Software Development, Web Development I'm a Software Engineer & Open Source Enthusiast
  Active  
User:Jayabharat (T C) Member Virus, Antivirus, Operating system, Utilities I am not a pro, just a novice
 Semi‑Active 
A Raider like Indiana (T C) Member All Windows-related OS articles. Providing updates to recent Microsoft related software as well.
  Active  
ArtTechLaw (T C) Member Intellectual Property Law
  Active  
Althepal (T C) Member Operating Systems and Computer Graphics software articles Mainly keeping these articles up-to-date, and providing screenshots and icons
 Semi‑Active 
Amit6 (T C) Member Freeware and shareware articles
  Inactive  
AnonymousDDoS (T C) Member Java, (X)HTML, Google products
 Semi‑Active 
Arijit rim (T C) Member
 Semi‑Active 
Atomic1fire (T C) Member Web Browsers, Windows Occasional edits.
 Semi‑Active 
Bbabybear02 (T C) Member
  Active  
BrianReading (T C) Member
  Active  
Captain Conundrum (T C) Member Linux and free software
  Active  
Chatul (T C) Member Operating systems, especially those descended from IBM CP-67 and OS/360. Programming languages. Have been writing IBM-related articles. Have been editing other articles. Still learning my way around Wikipedia.
 Semi‑Active 
Cloudymorning (T C) Member Cloud computing and software built with Ruby on Rails.
 Semi‑Active 
CMUSEI (T C) Member Software engineering, software development, process improvement, security
  Active  
Compuduckie (T C) Member make a few posts about the software i know or find
 Semi‑Active 
CoolingGibbon (T C) Member Currently organizing Linux and free software-related articles I'd be gladly willing to help out if needed
  Active  
Cubs197 (T C) Member New here (no task yet) Will gladly help if I'm able to.
  Active  
Dandv (T C) Member Comparison articles, FOSS, project and customer management I'm an inclusionist
  Active  
Danim (T C) Member Mainly cross-platform programming libraries and software.
  Active  
Deblopper (T C)
Acting Leader
Ask Me... For HELP !!!
I shall answer whenever I come Online
Keep Me Notified...
Active Members, Please.
 Semi‑Active 
drpaule (T C) Member Algorithms and Data Structures I edit the Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures and want to migrate the contents to Wikipedia
 Semi‑Active 
Dynassault (T C) Member C language family
 Semi‑Active 
Flaminglawyer (T C) Member Ratings / Importance
 Semi‑Active 
Fleet Command (talk) Member Microsoft Windows, networking, internetworking and network security.
  Retired  
Gregtheross (T C) Member Small changes, participating in discussions. Still new to Wikipedia
 Semi‑Active 
Groupthink (T C) Member Will do what he can, when he can
 Semi‑Active 
Guy Macon (T C) Member Embedded Systems Engineer, 4-bit and 8-bit microcontrollers, Arduino, ROM=Based software used in toys. Active member, but my participation follows the Wiki Ogre pattern.
  Active  
twocows (AKA HoCkEy_PUCK) (T C) Member General cleanup
 Semi‑Active 
i9998217 (T C) Member Windows Software I am active from time to time
 Semi‑Active 
Illegal Operation (T C) Member House-Keeping
 Semi‑Active 
JCRules (T C) Member PC Tools articles
 Semi‑Active 
Jdlowery (T  C) Member Microsoft Windows articles.
  Active  
Jeh (T C) Member Windows NT family, and in the old days OpenVMS. Kernel more than user mode. Also some hardware background
  Active  
Josh the Nerd (T C) Member Microsoft Windows articles.
 Semi‑Active 
King of Hearts (T C) Member
  Active  
KuwarOnline (T C) Member Relevant Articles
  Active  
Lewsifedex (T C) Member Programming, Operating Systems(Linux, Windows), Open Source Software Doing my bit, wherever required
  Active  
Markhobley (T C) Member Open Source Software I am active from time to time
 Semi‑Active 
Mdd (T C) Member Software engineering Modelling and Methodology Interested in the whole field of systems science, and (main) software engineering articles.
 Semi‑Active 
Melab-1 (T C) Member
  Active  
Mikhailov Kusserow (T C) Member
  Active  
mpdelbuono (T C) Member Software Engineering-related articles & general copy-editing
  Active  
Nicolas Love (T C) Member Linux Free Software
  Active  
ηoian (T C) Member Ratings Will occasionally work on assessing article class and/or random software I come across
 Semi‑Active 
Paper Luigi (T C) Member
 Semi‑Active 
Pmlinediter (T C) Member Operating systems and programming languages Will update all articles I can
  Active  
POWERCOMPUTER Member
  Inactive  
Rasmasyean (T C) Member Assorted productivity and development software Will read and update articles where knowledgable
  Active  
Ray3055 (T C) Member Relevant Articles
  Active  
RekishiEJ (T C) Member Freeware and shareware articles
  Active  
Sammy9990 (T C)
Founder
Previous Leader
  Retired  
SF007 (T C) Member Mainly do work related to Windows and Linux
  Inactive  
Srinath10 (T C) Member SaaS Companies
 Semi‑Active 
Stutya (T C) Expert C++, JAVA, PHP, CMS , Networking and Security
  Active  
Tdc6502 (T C) Member Operating Systems, Computer Graphics, Demoscene, Emulators, History, Atari, General fixes etc.
 Semi‑Active 
TechOutsider (T C) Member all articles
  Retired  
TheWinstonator (T C) Member Operating systems, open-source software I'll edit every so often, and I'll check the to-do list.
 Semi‑Active 
thunderbird (T C) Member Slashdot and other news sources
 Semi‑Active 
Tinlv7 (T C) Member
  Active  
TinuCherian  (T  C)
Assistant Leader
  Active  
Tyw7  (T C)
Coordinator
Retired.
Retired permanently
  Retired  
VulpineLady (T C) Member Malware/AntiMalware, Apple, MS; primarily applications, some OS; CyberLaw. Tweaks, edits, etc. as needed. Still learning my way around Wiki.
 Semi‑Active 
Warren (T C) Member Operating system, mainly of Microsoft and Apple
  Active  
Waterfox (talkcontribs) Member Firefox, Mac, free software, *nix
  Active  
Wenli (T C) Member Complete tasks on the To Do List. Complete construction of WikiProject Software main page. I focus mainly on Windows-related articles.
  Active  
Wrldwzrd89 (T C) Member Relevant Articles
  Active  
Computingfreak (T C) Member Java Programming on Java SE with BlueJ, JCreator & NetBeans Java Code Help
  Active  
Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (T C) Member BSDs, GNOME, Plan 9 from Bell Labs and related Can assist in other areas; can assist in gnomish way if needed
  Active  
Statoke (T C) Member
  Active  
Jesus Presley (T C) Member Content management systems, web frameworks Standardize version histories with Template:Version. Formatting, rephrasing.
  Active  
Simon Bramfitt (T C) Member End user computing, virtualization Improving readability and cleaning house
  Active  
drewmunn (T C) Member OS X, Adobe applications, iOS, Windows applications, and C programming languages.
  Active  
IModus (T C) Member Android, iOS, Windows applications; Cloud, Web, PDF, OCR
  Active  
Rocket-Fueled (T C) Member Microsoft OSes since Windows '95, BSD UNIX, SCO UNIX, BASIC, C, C++, Intel machine code, Z-80, Awk, Perl, OS internals Just getting started with Wikimedia stuff.
 Semi‑Active 
ThoricCLA (T C) Member LabVIEW Hoping to bring the LabVIEW article up to standard
  Active  
Ouroborosglyx (T C) Member Linux/FOSS Currently working on password manager
  Active  

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