Wikipedia:WikiProject Linux

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WikiProject Linux is an attempt at creating a community of Linux Wikipedians to maintain and write for Linux articles on Wikipedia. The aim of this project is to make sure that all Linux articles are kept up to date, cited, clean, factually accurate and NPOV. For our purposes, "Linux" includes Linux distros, GNU coreutils, and of course the Linux Kernel. Applications that run on Linux may also fall within the scope.

Related projects are WikiProject Free Software and WikiProject Computing.

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Linux. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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


  • To improve the quality and expand the range of Linux-related articles on Wikipedia.
  • To improve articles such that they would serve as useful to beginners and experts alike, by providing both simple and more technical descriptions.
  • To spread awareness of Linux, in a respectful and realistic manner, to other Wikipedians.

State of affairs

For now, we need to collaborate on getting the WikiProject organized and get a healthy set of articles/lists marked up with the Wikiproject template. In the future we plan to use this space to advertise a specific article that we want to get to see reach good article status.

Featured Articles

The following is a list of current featured articles and good articles directly related to Linux:

Former featured article Former featured articles

Good article Good articles

Delisted good article Former good articles

Did You Know? Did you know? articles

Main page featured articles

In the News articles


Article Talk page template

On the talk pages of the articles that we are focusing on, please put in this template: {{WikiProject Linux}}. It should appear like this:

WikiProject Linux (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Linux, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Linux 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.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

Please don't add this to articles we have not yet had an effect on. It frustrates some of the editors that have worked hard on the article in the first place.

Stub template

For Linux stub articles use the standard {{linux-stub}} or one of its sub-stub categories.


For a userbox, use this: {{User WPLinux}}.

sfri This user is a member of WikiProject Linux.

Article alerts

To watch: Wikipedia:WikiProject Linux/Article alerts

No Article alerts at this time.


Supported Articles

For all articles under our wing, check the category, Category:WikiProject Linux articles.

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