Can anyone help save the Gramps wikipedia article?
copied from reddit:
The reason for the deletion proposal is Wikipedia’s requirement for the subjects of articles to be “notable”. This requires:
- Significant coverage that addresses the topic directly and in detail
- Reliable sources
- Published sources which are not by those directly associated with the subject (see: Secondary sources
The challenges here are that:
- There aren’t a ton of articles on genealogy software in major magazines and newspapers, due to the niche focus,
- Much of genealogy discussion is on forums and blogs, which tend to be dismissed and,
- Because GRAMPS is a free and open-source software, published by a non-commercial project, it does not sponsor events, speakers, articles, webinars, etc… hence it probably has far less coverage due to the non-commercial nature and the lack of financial incentives for coverage.
So I’m appealing to fellow genealogy buffs here for any articles, presentations, videos, etc… that you may have which pertain to Gramps . These could even be emails from genealogy & historical societies to which you are a member. If you could reply with a citation and a link, or if it isn’t online, perhaps a screenshot on Imgur or another image hosting service.
Yes, the Gramps Project has a list of articles, however some of these are incorrectly dismissed as merely “blogs”, hence I’m trying to find other material, especially that which might not be included and/or easily found online.
There is a proposal to delete the Gramps article on Wikipedia, on the basis that it is not notable. This seems a bit ridiculous to me, so I’d like to hear if anyone has any actual evidence of how notable Gramps is.
Wikipedia editors might like to check out the article for deletion page.