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Welcome to WikiProject Software
Changing the world one byte at a time!


Hello and welcome to WikiProject Software, a collaboration area and open group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of software articles. If you are interested please feel free to add your name to our list of participants.

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

Goals and scope


The project aims primarily to improve:


WikiProject Software is a collection of pages devoted to the management of computer software articles on Wikipedia. We aim to help set up standards of organization and presentation for articles on:

  • Software
  • Software Vulnerabilities and Exploitation (Viruses, Adware, Spyware, etc.)
  • Software Security tools
  • Information Security issues
  • Free Software

Things to keep in mind

There are a few things that you should try to keep in mind while editing software articles.


One of the primary goals of this project is to make computer science articles accessible, so you should make an effort to explain any jargon.



Try to ensure that every computer science article includes at least a few relevant references, and direct citations for anything that could be considered controversial. Wikipedia articles cannot be a substitute for a textbook (that is what Wikibooks is for), and references can give readers some idea of where they should go if they need more information than the article can provide. Just as important, providing further reading enables other editors to verify and to extend the given information, as well as to discuss the quality of a particular source.

You can find more information on citations and references, as well as several examples for how the cited literature should look, in the style guide on citations. Wikipedia's List of publications in computer science can be a good source of references and citations for computer science articles, as can Citeseer and Google Scholar.

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quick access https://web.libera.chat/?#wikipedia-en-software


Participants of this WikiProject can add this Userbox to their User page:

To add the Userbox insert the following to the your user page:

((User WikiProject Software))

Tagging and assessment


Any articles that are within the scope of this project should be tagged with the project banners of WikiProject Software:

WikiProject iconSoftware: Computing Unassessed
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Software, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of software 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.
???This article has not yet received a rating on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Computing.

To tag an article insert the following to the top of the discussion page of the article: ((WikiProject Software|class=|importance=))

Stubs should additionally be tagged with ((software-stub)) at the bottom of the article.


Anyone can assess articles (regardless of membership to the WikiProject) by adding or editing the class and importance parameters to the ((WikiProject Software|class=|importance=|computing-importance=)) template. The template is found on talk pages.

Project articles

Quality scale

The quality scale is the WikiProject computing scale.

The B-Class criteria are: (1) referenced; (2) coverage; (3) structure; (4) grammar; (5) supporting materials; (6) accessible language.

Importance scale

Importance Criteria Examples
Top Core articles which are a "must have" for Wikiproject Software.
High-traffic articles which many people outside of computer software will already have a good knowledge of.
Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
High Most people interested in software will be familiar with the topic, and the article gives context to a number of other information software articles. Is mentioned by many books and academic papers, and discussed in detail in more than one. Adobe Acrobat, Avast!, iOS
Mid Known to many people interested in software, even if not in detail. Adobe Flash Player, Google Voice, RAID
Low More specific and specialized content known only to some people interested in software.
Most individuals, standards and software projects will be low importance unless they are well known or have high adoption.
DVD Studio Pro, Defraggler, EJay


One of the important activities of this project is to manage the list of Categories related to Computer Software.

Stuff to do

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

WikiProject Software to do list

Article alerts

Article alerts

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Articles for deletion

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Proposed deletions

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Templates for discussion

Miscellany for deletion

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

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Articles to be split

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Articles for creation

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Featured article

Featured Articles

The featured articles are what Wikipedia editors believe are the best articles in Wikipedia, and the status which all articles should eventually achieve. Before being listed here, articles are reviewed at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates for accuracy, neutrality, completeness, and style according to our featured article criteria. Bold article names have been featured on the Main Page as "Today's featured article".

  1. Delrina
  2. Halo: Combat Evolved
  3. Microsoft Security Essentials
  4. OpenBSD
  5. Opera (web browser)

Good article

Good Articles

The following computer software related articles have been deemed Good Articles, which places them two tiers below Featured Articles.

  1. AVG PC TuneUp
  2. Norton Internet Security
  3. MacPaint
  4. Xgrid
  5. PokerTracker

WikiProject Software Templates

What to type
What it makes
What it's for
((WikiProject Computing|class=|importance=|software=yes|software-importance=))
WikiProject iconComputing: Software Unassessed
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Computing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of computers, computing, and information technology 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.
???This article has not yet received a rating on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Software.
To add show that an article is within our project goals.
((WikiProject Software))
WikiProject iconSoftware: Computing Unassessed
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Software, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of software 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.
???This article has not yet received a rating on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Computing.
To add show that an article is within our project goals.
((Infobox Software))
Example: Yoyodyne
Developer(s)Yoyodyne Industries Inc.
Stable release
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
LicenseGNU General Public License
Use the template below to add it to any article about a software package. Please see the template page for full documentation.
((subst:Software invite|~~~~))
WikiProject Software Hello WikiProject Software. You have been invited to join WikiProject Software, a WikiProject dedicated to improving the Software-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in, or edits relating to or within the scope of the project. If you would like to join or just help out a bit, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of project members. You may also wish to add ((User WikiProject Software)) to your userpage and == WikiProject Software Centralized Announcement System ==

((Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u))

to the top of your talk page.

If you know someone who might be interested, please pass this message onto others by pasting this code into their talk page:

== [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Software|WikiProject Software]] Invite == ((subst:Software invite|~~~~))


To invite new participants to this WikiProject
((Software-stub)) To show that the current page is a software stub

Centralized Announcement System

All members of WikiProject Software is urged to install the Centralized Announcement System on their talk page.

To install the WikiProject Software Centralized Announcement paste the following code to the top of your user talk page:
==WikiProject Software==
((Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/Announcement-u))<!---->

See also


Please feel free to join this project assist wherever possible.

The following table lists users who are active participants in WikiProject Software. If you would like to join the project, feel free to add yourself to the bottom of the list. Instructions for doing this can be displayed by editing the page (if you can't figure out how to edit the table, just leave your info underneath the table, and someone will probably update the table for you).

If you are a participant, you can keep in touch with project developments by clicking here to add Wikipedia:WikiProject Software to your watchlist. In addition, add this template to your talk page to keep up to date with the current tasks: ((Wikipedia:WikiProject_Software/to_do)).

User (T C) Rank Area of Expertise Comments
IMLone wolf (T C) Member Python, .NET, Open source software, mobile applications, apps I look forward to contributing
Maxorazon (T C) Member Free, Libre and Open source software Jan 2022: on AMD ROCm topics
Comrade-yutyo (T C) Member Free, Libre and Open source software March 2022: on FOSS
CoderThomasB (T C) Member Linux, Gnome, Vala and GObject Hi! I'm Thomas and I'm interested in continuing to software-related articles.
TappyTurtle (T C) Member Apple, Unix-like, FOSS, web development
Uglykidboe (T C) Member C#, .Net, Javascript, Web applications, Full stack development, Agile, SDLC, History of Software Software engineering veteran.
Inactive and former participants
User (T C) Rank Area of Expertise Comments
Stewart Little (T C) Member Apple (macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS); Security Software, Linux and Microsoft Windows plus android
Dane2007 (T C) Member Apple (macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS); Security Software
 10014derek  Ӂ (T C) Member Probably some Vista articles, maybe some other software which I tend to play around with in my free time Small Programs
Aniketkudale (T C) Member FOSS, Software Development, Web Development I'm a Software Engineer & Open Source Enthusiast
User:Jayabharat (C) Member Virus, Antivirus, Operating system, Utilities I am not a pro, just a novice
A Raider like Indiana (T C) Member All Windows-related OS articles. Providing updates to recent Microsoft related software as well.
ArtTechLaw (C) Member Intellectual Property Law
Althepal (T C) Member Operating Systems and Computer Graphics software articles Mainly keeping these articles up-to-date, and providing screenshots and icons
Amit6 (T C) Member Freeware and shareware articles
AnonymousDDoS (T C) Member Java, (X)HTML, Google products
Arijit rim (T C) Member
Atomic1fire (T C) Member Web Browsers, Windows Occasional edits.
Bbabybear02 (T C) Member
BrianReading (T C) Member
Captain Conundrum (T C) Member Linux and free software
Chatul (T C) Member Operating systems, especially those descended from IBM CP-67 and OS/360. Programming languages. Have been writing IBM-related articles. Have been editing other articles. Still learning my way around Wikipedia.
Cloudymorning (T C) Member Cloud computing and software built with Ruby on Rails.
CMUSEI (T C) Member Software engineering, software development, process improvement, security
Compuduckie (T C) Member make a few posts about the software i know or find
CoolingGibbon (T C) Member Currently organizing Linux and free software-related articles I'd be gladly willing to help out if needed
Cubs197 (T C) Member New here (no task yet) Will gladly help if I'm able to.
Dandv (T C) Member Comparison articles, FOSS, project and customer management I'm an inclusionist
Danim (T C) Member Mainly cross-platform programming libraries and software.
Deblopper (T C) Member
Ask Me... For HELP !!!
I shall answer whenever I come Online
Keep Me Notified...
Active Members, Please.
drpaule (T C) Member Algorithms and Data Structures I edit the Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures and want to migrate the contents to Wikipedia
Dynassault (T C) Member C language family
Flaminglawyer (C) Member Ratings / Importance
Fleet Command (talk) Member Microsoft Windows, networking, internetworking and network security.
FockeWulf FW 190 (T C) Member Open-source, Malware, Windows
Gregtheross (T C) Member Small changes, participating in discussions. Still new to Wikipedia
Groupthink (T C) Member Will do what he can, when he can
Guy Macon (T C) Member Embedded Systems Engineer, 4-bit and 8-bit microcontrollers, Arduino, ROM=Based software used in toys. Active member, but my participation follows the Wiki Ogre pattern.
twocows (AKA HoCkEy_PUCK) (T C) Member General cleanup
i9998217 (T C) Member Windows Software I am active from time to time
Illegal Operation (C) Member House-Keeping
JCRules (T C) Member PC Tools articles
Jdlowery (T  C) Member Microsoft Windows articles.
Jeh (T C) Member Windows NT family, and in the old days OpenVMS. Kernel more than user mode. Also some hardware background
jmcabe (T C) Member Software and cloud computing.
Josh the Nerd (T C) Member Microsoft Windows articles.
King of Hearts (T C) Member
KuwarOnline (T C) Member Relevant Articles
Lewsifedex (T C) Member Programming, Operating Systems(Linux, Windows), Open Source Software Doing my bit, wherever required
Markhobley (T C) Member Open Source Software I am active from time to time
Mdd (T C) Member Software engineering Modelling and Methodology Interested in the whole field of systems science, and (main) software engineering articles.
Melab-1 (T C) Member
Mikhailov Kusserow (T C) Member
mpdelbuono (T C) Member Software Engineering-related articles & general copy-editing
Nicolas Love (T C) Member Linux Free Software
ηoian (T C) Member Ratings Will occasionally work on assessing article class and/or random software I come across
Padenton (T C) Member Software Engineering, Computer Science
Paper Luigi (T C) Member
Pmlinediter (T C) Member Operating systems and programming languages Will update all articles I can
Rasmasyean (T C) Member Assorted productivity and development software Will read and update articles where knowledgable
Ray3055 (T C) Member Relevant Articles
RekishiEJ (T C) Member Freeware and shareware articles
Sammy9990 (T C)
Previous Leader
SF007 (T C) Member Mainly do work related to Windows and Linux
Some Gadget Geek (T C) Member Mobile devices and operating systems Fan of Microsoft and Windows products
Srinath10 (T C) Member SaaS Companies
Stutya (T C) Expert C++, JAVA, PHP, CMS , Networking and Security
Tdc6502 (T C) Member Operating Systems, Computer Graphics, Demoscene, Emulators, History, Atari, General fixes etc.
TechOutsider (T C) Member all articles
TheWinstonator (T C) Member Operating systems, open-source software I'll edit every so often, and I'll check the to-do list.
thunderbird (C) Member Slashdot and other news sources
Tinlv7 (T C) Member
TinuCherian  (T  C)
Assistant Leader
Tyw7  (T C)
VulpineLady (T C) Member Malware/AntiMalware, Apple, MS; primarily applications, some OS; CyberLaw. Tweaks, edits, etc. as needed. Still learning my way around Wiki.
Warren (T C) Member Operating system, mainly of Microsoft and Apple
Waterfox (talkcontribs) Member Firefox, Mac, free software, *nix
Wenli (T C) Member Complete tasks on the To Do List. Complete construction of WikiProject Software main page. I focus mainly on Windows-related articles.
Wrldwzrd89 (T C) Member Relevant Articles
Maxim Stoyalov Member Relevant Articles
Computingfreak (T C) Member Java Programming on Java SE with BlueJ, JCreator & NetBeans Java Code Help
Dmitrij D. Czarkoff (T C) Member BSDs, GNOME, Plan 9 from Bell Labs and related Can assist in other areas; can assist in gnomish way if needed
Statoke (T C) Member
Jesus Presley (T C) Member Content management systems, web frameworks Standardize version histories with Template:Version. Formatting, rephrasing.
Simon Bramfitt (T C) Member End user computing, virtualization Improving readability and cleaning house
drewmunn (C) Member OS X, Adobe applications, iOS, Windows applications, and C programming languages.
IModus (T C) Member Android, iOS, Windows applications; Cloud, Web, PDF, OCR
Rocket-Fueled (T C) Member Microsoft OSes since Windows '95, BSD UNIX, SCO UNIX, BASIC, C, C++, Intel machine code, Z-80, Awk, Perl, OS internals Just getting started with Wikimedia stuff.
ThoricCLA (T C) Member LabVIEW Hoping to bring the LabVIEW article up to standard
Ouroborosglyx (T C) Member Linux/FOSS Currently working on password manager
aharonium (T C) Member Open-Source Judaism, web-to-print, digital humanities, Open Content Currently working on Open Siddur Project
JC713 (T C) Member Windows, OS X, iOS I enjoy cleanup and expanding articles.
Valazen (C) Member Software Development Knowledge is king.
JQTriple7 (T C) Member Open Source Software Just getting started
Tiven2240 (T C) Member Open Source Software clashing
CuriousMind01 (T C) Member Windows Application Development
Matthewclower (T C) Member Software Development and Architecture I'm a Software Architect in Silicon Valley FinTech
Basso_cantante (T C) Member Enterprise Software, SaaS, DevOps, infrastructure
nullpixel (T C) Member iOS, and macOS developer. I like fact-checking articles, and developing undeveloped ones
Masterfireheart (T C) Member Audio Software (Digital Audio Workstations, etc.) I edit a LOT of version numbers
George (T C) Member Software project management, SDLC, database systems, programming languages; and, toolchains. I like detailed and functional wikitables and my only rule is WP:IAR. thumbs up Great!
Pursuedbybaer (T C) Member General Any way I can help. Start with line editing.
JwD (T C) Member Semantic Versioning, Software Engineering
RogueScholar (T C) Member Documentation writing/editing I enjoy collaboration, feel free to ping me on my User Talk page to pitch in on major efforts
Mindy (T C) Member Writing and editing content. -
Mostafa (T C) Member Software engineering/development, Security, FOSS -
Segfaulty (T C) Member General/Programming Languages I'm down to assist wherever help is needed
avbgok (T C) Member Web development, software engineering, web frameworks... Will do my best to help with improving, adding, talking, etc. regarding software topics when and where I can, hoping to be helpful.
A-NEUN (T C) Member Software engineering, Linux and Microsoft Windows I will do my best to assist whenever needed
TStas (T C) Member Freeware and shareware tools, utilities, video software Newbie here. Just looking around so far, fixing minor issues.
Eric0892 (T C) Member C++, Vb.net, Open source software, Operating Systems I look forward to contributing
Amirah (T C) Member e-commerce software please message my talk page for assistance
MBN  (T C) Member Ecommerce Windows, Python, write content