[Mageia-marketing] Wikipedia wars
terraagua at gmail.com
Sat May 19 14:28:26 CEST 2012
Thanks for the welcome.
Before, I apologize for broken threads. I configured wrong when I subscrevei
marcom list so I have not received your email this. I'm answering this because I
copied from the internet:
Yes, you can create the page again, but if you like before, it will be deleted
I saw the page Mageia (en) which was deleted in googlecach and I saved it on my
computer and it helps give an idea of how to modify and improve the deleted
I make available a copy of it through a link from the dropbox:
I re-edited the text of the deleted page.
I can copy this text there and create the page again, but someone has to help
edit it to get better, to prevent it is not deleted again.
It is necessary to correct the "reference notes" in the text, which are
disabled, I could not because I do not know how
| name = Mageia
| logo = [[Image:Mageia Logo.png|150px|Mageia Logo]]
| screenshot = [[Image:Mageia_1.png|250px|Mageia 1 Desktop]]
| caption = Screenshot of Mageia 1 with KDE SC 4.6
| developer = Mageia.org
| family = [[Unix-like]]
| working_state = Current
| source_model = [[Free_and_open_source_software|Free and open source software]]
| latest_release_version = Mageia 1
| latest_release_date = 1 June 2011
| latest_preview_version = Mageia 2 RC
| latest_preview_date = 9 May 2012
| kernel_type = [[Monolithic kernel|Monolithic]] ([[linux]])
| ui = [[KDE_Plasma_Workspaces]] / [[GNOME]]
| language = Multilingual 1
| updatemodel = [[Urpmi]]
| package_manager = RPM
| userland = GNU
| license = [[GNU GPL]] & Various others
| website = http://www.mageia.org/
Mageia is the name of a non-profit organization and Linux distribution that was
founded in 2010. The Mageia organization manages and coordinates the
distribution, code and software hosting and distribution, builds system, and
carries out marketing, fosters communication and events.  
The first release of the software distribution, Mageia 1, took place in June
According to DistroWatch, Mageia is the 7th most visited Linux-based operating
system on their site as of April 2012 and it is the third most visited RPM-based
Linux distribution behind Fedora and openSUSE.
== History ==
On 18 September 2010, a group of former Mandriva employees and community
supporters announced that Mandriva Linux was being forked and a new community-
driven distribution would be created, called Mageia. This action followed the
dismissal of most employees working on the Mandriva distribution when the
Mandriva-owned company Edge-IT was liquidated. The group explained that they "do
not want to be dependent on the economic fluctuations and erratic, unexplained
strategic moves of the company".
== Versions ==
Mageia is released on a 9-month release cycle and each release is supported for
=== Latest version ===
The latest stable version is Mageia 1, released in June 2011.
=== Development version ===
The development version of Mageia is known as Cauldron and is what becomes the
next release of Mageia.
== Goals ==
The following goals were listed in the organization's announcement on 18
Make Linux and Free and Open Source Software straightforward to use for
Provide integrated system configuration tools;
Keep a high-level of integration between the base system, the desktop (KDE,
GNOME, etc.) and applications; especially improve third-parties (be it free or
proprietary software) integration;
Target new architectures and form-factors; and
Improve understanding of computers and electronics devices users.
== Name ==
The term "mageia" — μαγεία in Greek — means "magic" in English. It is a
reference to Mandrake (the magician), the original name of the Mandriva
distribution (Mandrake Linux).
== References ==
"Archive:Mageia 1 supported locales] - Mageia wiki". Wiki.mageia.org. Retrieved
"Mageia 1 Release Notes - Mageia wiki"]. Wiki.mageia.org. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ [http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mageia a b
"DistroWatch.com: Mageia"]. 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-04-29.
^ [http://www.mageia.org/en/about/2010-sept-announcement.html a b c "A New
Linux Distribution".] Mageia. 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ [http://distrowatch.com/ "DistroWatch"]. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ [http://www.muktware.com/blogs/1878 "Mageia Goes For 9 Month Release
Cycle"]. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ [https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Cauldron "Cauldron - Mageia wiki"]. Retrieved
project-released-the-first-alpha-version-of-_mandriva-linux/ "Mandriva Linux
bifurcation Mageia project released the first Alpha version of _Mandriva Linux"].
waybeta. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
== See also ==
Portal icon Free Software portal
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandriva_Linux Mandriva Linux] distribution
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandriva Mandriva, SA] (corporation)
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCLinuxOS PCLinuxOS] — another Linux
Distribution based on Mandriva Linux
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_Linux Unity Linux] — a Mandriva-based
distribution designed to be a base for end user distributions.
== External links ==
[http://www.mageia.org/ Official website]
[http://wiki.mageia.org/ Mageia Wiki]
[https://www.mageia.org/mailman/ Mailing lists]
>> As the suggestion of Patricia and Marja, I subscribed to this list.
>> I'm here to know how I can help on this subject, and specifically to
>> discuss how to help the situation about of the wikipedia page of
>> mageia which was recently excluded.
>We need to make a new one, and I´ve begun one as a private page but
>haven´t got any material on it yet; so if you´ve got a Wikipedia login
>and you have time to do it, we can all work with you.
>Thanks for creating the Press page - this is for putting links to
>reviews and articles, yes?
>We have a space on the Marcom page for links to press so we can send
>out press releases about Mageia 2; you could maybe take a look at that
>list and see if you can suggest some more?
>For the Wikipedia page, here are some links (you probably already have):
>Trish Fraser, VVMZ4 91L2V
>GNU/Linux 1997-2012 #283226 linuxcounter.net
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Em sex 18 mai 2012, às 10:56:11, Macxi escreveu:
> Hello everybody,
> As the suggestion of Patricia and Marja, I subscribed to this list.
> I'm here to know how I can help on this subject, and specifically to
> discuss how to help the situation about of the wikipedia page of mageia
> which was recently excluded.
> The page of Mageia in wkipedia (in english) has been deleted in May 13,
> 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mageia
> The report of the decision here:
> I mentioned this in the Fórum Mageia, topic "Re: mageia information
> I'm worried because many people will look for information about mageia
> next week, when the Mageia 2 is released, and I really like the wikipedia
> and I think an important source of information for everyone who wants to
> learn more about Mageia,
> I suggest create a page "Mageia 2 Press" in Mageia Wiki: (
> https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Category:Mageia_2 ) and I would like request the
> reactivation of the page mageia in wikipedia.
> There are two pages with news about mageia:
> In category of the "press":
> I think it is necessary to create a page about Mageia2_Press, or
> As As the suggestion of Romain:
> Em sex 18 mai 2012, às 09:59:10, Romain d'Alverny escreveu:
> > On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Macxi <terraagua at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I think it is necessary to create a category "Press" and create a page
> > > about Mageia2_Press
> > Just added the category. For the page, name it "Mageia 2 Press" or
> > "Mageia 2 Press Review" (with a space before the version).
> Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself
> Postby macxi » May 24th, '11, 21:50
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM, Max Quarterpleen <bogusman222 at
> > On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Romain d'Alverny <rda at mageia.org> wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Patricia Fraser <trish at
> >> thefrasers.org>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I think it's unlikely that we'll get it undeleted, but we can try for
> >> > a new Mageia page; I'm on it.
> >> >
> >> >From the discussion and deletion decision, recreating it is completely
> >> open. Funny things is, it's been 3 votes for deletion, 2 against, so
> >> it's not like it's a big deal either, it's been only one person needed
> >> to make it go - and Mageia pages in other languages are not much
> >> different either.
> >> But, for the new page, sources will be needed to sustain each stance,
> >> and - I'm not sure how this can be included, maybe as
> >> sources/references actually - hints to existing coverage (relevant,
> >> independant articles and reviews) will be needed.
> > Yeah. I don't think we can quote our own site as a good source.
> > The 'about' Mageia on Distrowatch is pretty OK.
> > Here are a couple of articles I remember seeing, there are probably more.
> > http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2012/02/eugeni-dodonov-even-while-i-was-at.
> > html http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2011/08/02/mageia-1/
> >A quick Google search also turned up these gems:
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