[ic] Interchange Wikipedia article deleted

Gert van der Spoel gert at 3edge.com
Tue Dec 18 20:37:49 UTC 2012

> > On 18/12/12 22:23, Gert van der Spoel wrote:
> > > I have no account on Wikipedia, no clue how to communicate this
> > > information, so if anybody knows and thinks this offers some ammo into
> > > keeping Interchange on Wikipedia, have at it.
> >
> > Please make an effort, there needs to be someone other than me
> > advocating to keep the interchange page, and preferably a few people.  I
> > know there are people here who can help, and I do think it's worth the
> small
> > amount of time it takes to figure out how to post in support.
> I posted a lengthy retort. However, I am not a Wikipedia user and it was
> very confusing, and I am not really sure where the message went on
> Wikipedia.

It's on the Talk page ... Not really the location where it was expected I
guess ...

> I think the best arguments are they it is included by default with Cpanel,
> which rightly or wrongly is probably the most prevalent admin software in
> the world. It's included alongside Apache, Mysql, and Postgres.
> It's also a worthy argument that it is Open Source software that existed
> before Wikipedia, which Wikipedia itself owes its existence to not only
> open
> source software, but also open source labor (even though they outright ask
> for cash on their website).
> Many more tools (in the physical world) that are included on Wikipedia
> have
> made much less of an impact on society than Interchange, with at least
> several running multi million dollar businesses, affecting peoples, their
> families, and their users lives daily.
> Paul
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