Wikipedia:Status of FOLDOC import

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This is a title index of all the entries at the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, which we have been given permission to use. This page is to keep track of what has been incorporated into Wikipedia. Anyone who wants to help, jump right in. As entries are imported, simply add DONE after the link.

symbols - B -- C - D -- E - H -- I - K -- L - N -- O - Q -- R - S -- T - W -- X - Z

A few notes:

  • Many entries will have to be renamed, such as number-only titles (since we generally reserve number entries for years). For example, 8086 becomes Intel 8086. Also titles that clash with non-computing subjects will need new names.
  • Some entries we won't need or want to import (we might already have the information in an article, for example). In these cases, the entry should be marked as NO IMPORT, and the reason given. In particular there are thousands of entries from the Jargon File, most of which do not make encyclopedia articles.
  • Many articles contain outdated information, especially note about technologies that were superseded, companies whose ownership has changed, etc. As a general principle, never do data dump.
  • If an article already exists on a given topic but the FOLDOC entry has information that we don't, it should be integrated with our article, rather than tacked onto the end. If our article and the FOLDOC one contradict each other, mention the contradiction on the appropriate Talk page so it can be discussed.
  • When importing a full entry, or integrating it with one of our current entries, it would be good to leave a note similar to this at the bottom, though FOLDOC's editor, Denis Howe, doesn't require it:
''This article was originally based on material from [[Free On-line Dictionary of Computing|FOLDOC]], used with [[Wikipedia:Foldoc license|permission]]. Update as needed.''
Alternatively, the {{FOLDOC}} message template may be used to incorporate an appropriate message.

See also: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing


These are FOLDOC mirrors, which may not be up-to-date: