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b2\cafelog is not notable

so, yeah b2\cafelog, almost forgotten but nevertheless very important GPLed PHP3 hack, got its page removed from PediWikia. WP Happy wikipidors considered b2\cafelog as “Not notable” enough just because it “cannot stand on its own” despite it’s still being used (because it used to be the default blogware of online control panels provided by the hosts).

funny enough, but since 25 August 2007 b2\cafelog page gets redirected to the article on another PHP3 hack also famously known as WordPress™, which is due to b2 of its mere existence (as you surely know WP is a forked version of b2, that fork was possible primarily because b2 had been released under GPL). even more funny that although WP article mentions b2 as its precursor, but there’s not a single link to its site.

any bets when the article on b2evolution (yet another fairly popular b2\cafelog fork) is going to be merged with WP?

4 responses to “b2\cafelog is not notable

  1. pKay May 3, 2008 at 12:00

    aaaaah the wiki politics strike again!

    The funny thing is that over time the article b2/cafelog just might get added again as its own article. In fact the 2millionth wikipedia article that got made was previously deleted for being non notable and it just turned out that someone else decided to make the article at that point and bam it ended up being the 2millionth and people added all these things to it and now it turns out that it’s ‘notable’…

    Anyway I blabbed on for long enough. All the best dude!

  2. options May 4, 2008 at 12:45

    hi pKay,

    despite being a patented (for several times) ‘Paranoid Conspiracy Theorist‘ I’m not sure if removing of that article had anything to do with a politics. I gather it’s rather a stupidity, which is pretty common amongst WP fanboys.

    the main reason I arsed myself to make this post is those hilarious statements about “we are giving our software away for free” ([1], [2]).

    WordPress is being “given away for free” (which is already wrong misleading statement per se) only because b2\cafelog had been given that way before Matt and other guys forked it.


    [1] http://wank.wordpress.com/2007/10/14/tinfoil-hats-they-mess-up-my-hair/#comment-80243
    [2] http://wank.wordpress.com/2008/02/20/cruel-like-that/#comment-85005

  3. that girl again May 6, 2008 at 21:54

    I’m writing my Unofficial History of WP before anything else disappears down the memory hole…

  4. options May 7, 2008 at 14:55

    that’s good. BS, myths and propaganda are only strong (and live long) because people’s memory is short. and if it’s long enough, there’s always a book burning in auto-da-fé.

    also, it may well become a really breaking thing when Microsoft (and then Google) will inevitably be acquired by Automattic ;-)

    eta: a short title comes to my mind: “Un-WordPress”.

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