Proposal talk:Notability guidelines for open source software

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I wholly applaud this proposal. The deletion of several articles either made or used by myself about outstanding open source software is part of what makes me no longer even bother to edit Wikipedia. The simple fact of the matter is that the majority of open source software and commercial software written for narrow purposes, game engines for example, does not get written about by the traditional media. And why should it? It's used by and written for people who barely use traditional media. Non-coverage by traditional media does not make them irrelevant. Indeed they are used, discussed, and written about in forums and other non-sourceable media everyday and are very relevant to their users. Wikipedia's users. --160.39.33.46 19:12, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Relevant comments from a related proposal

Almost hidden among the many negative and off-topic comments on Proposal talk:Change Wikipedia Notability Guidelines I found a couple of gems that express my thoughts perfectly. I have reproduced them here, with attribution:

  • A subject is notable if the experts of the field to which it belongs consider it to be meaningful within that field. User:AdiJapan
  • I do believe that the proposal addresses an issue that needs addressing; deletion of otherwise good-quality articles for simple failure of non-notability (sic). User:Sasuke Sarutobi

Downsize43 11:40, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

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