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This is a proposal for a new Wikimedia sister project.
The logo for the project, if you already have one
Status of the proposal
Reasonno support. Pecopteris (talk) 04:53, 20 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Details of the proposal
Project descriptionTo provide an open site to document Linux distributions and other Unix operating systems such as BSD or Solaris. This can be an open alternative to DistroWatch. It can provide functions to find distros by package management system, purpose, desktop etc.
Is it a multilingual wiki?Many language versions
Potential number of languagesMany
Proposed taglineThe Linux and Unix Wiki
Proposed URLhttp://www.wikidistros.org
Technical requirements
New features to requireIt should provide a function to find distros based on various factors created by the user, similar to [1]
Development wikiDoes your project have a technical-development wiki (e.g., in Wikimedia Labs)?
Interested participants

Proposed by[edit]

Championtalken-wiki 06:47, 15 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Alternative names[edit]

  • Distrowiki
  • Wikilinux
  • Wikiunix

Related projects/proposals[edit]

Wikipedia, but distros have to meet a notability guideline, this project can have a less strict guideline of what is included.

Domain names[edit]

http://wikidistros.org http://wikilinux.org http://distrowiki.org

Mailing list links[edit]


The only similar project I can find (so far) is out of date. See http://linuxia.wikidot.com/. It also needs screenshots and other information.

Found another one at http://linux.wikia.com but it is much broader.

People interested[edit]