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Volunteering to improve the wiki

Below please find links to various pages with information and ideas for content and feature additions to the eLinux wiki.

(Various lists have crept up over the years, lets try to gather links to them here:)

Lists of editor tasks:

Just for fun, I'm keeping track over time of some metrics:

Date Wanted page count
Dec 12, 2008 233
April 6, 2009 241
Date Orphan page count
Dec 12, 2008 122
April 6, 2009 134 (what the heck?)

Lists of administrator tasks:

Other lists:

Resources for volunteers and wiki administrators

To communicate with other elinux wiki volunteers, editors and administrators, please join our

  • Mailing list
  • History page - has information about how we got here and why. Also, has links to pages used for previous activities, like contests and promotions.

Ideas to encourage contributions

systems to facilitate exiting content review

  • create email system that people can subscribe to, to review wiki pages a little at a time

systems to facilitate addition of content

  • ability to bounce an LKML email to a collector, possibly adding a tag
    • collector would post to wiki, with tag
  • ability to forward and LKML email to a site, which returns you a URL (on e.g. lkml.org) for that message
    • This makes it easier to link to an LKML message or thread.
  • ability to rate LKML messages on a web site


We don't really have an official mechanism for donations of money.

We are, however, looking for donations of items we can use for prizes for some of our upcoming contests. Embedded Linux-based products, or tools or books related to embedded Linux, would be most appreciated.

If you have something like this, or a large donation (greater than $100), please contact Tim Bird or Bill Traynor.

Tim is available at: tim (dot) bird (at) am (dot) sony (dot) com. Bill is available at: wmat (at) naoi (dot) ca.