Maybe you’ve already noticed that I’ve been doing some updates to the ownCloud Wikipedia page recently. For more than a year now, I’ve been occasionally looking into things there, mostly updating version numbers and similar.
And over the year, I also found time to add/change some infos there, e.g. about the Bayernbox (1000 cities), about our Infinite Scale heritage from CERN, the Bavarian school cloud (~ 5 Million users soon) and more.
What we need here is your help: Wikipedia is only perfect if a community is behind an entry. If you can help, feel free and do, ping me if you need help. If you know people that are native speakers of the many other Wikipedia language pages about ownCloud, that would be great! There’s articles about us in some 20+ languages…
Just one thing: Before editing, please log in to Wikipedia and make sure that your profile states any affiliation with ownCloud, if you can. I know that other companies don’t like transparency that much, but we do. So if you’re earning money with ownCloud, please make a statement like mine in your Wikipedia profile BEFORE editing – it is Wikipedia policy, and we appreciate that.
Today, I added some historical facts, some version improvements and the success stories mentioned to the German version. It’s still in review, but I hope they’ll accept it. Here’s the direct link to my changes:
Tomorrow I’ll take care of the English WP version and changes regarding functions and current version numbers. The latter has to be done mostly in Wikidata, which works completely different than WP itself and strongly depending on country/language community.
However: Every contribution is appreciated! And always remember: Wikipedia is not Marketing, it’s an encyclopedia – relevance matters, they are very fast to kick out stuff that has no relevance, quotation or proof.
As to the English Wikipedia, you can see that there’s an annoying banner on the start page which I haven’t been able to get removed. I suspect it was placed there in a case of vandalism, but honestly I don’t know and nobody in charge seems to care to remove it. My plan is adapting the WP page, making it better and better until it will finally be removed.
Again: Any help appreciated!
Thanks, Greez from Regensburg!