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GAO Tek Inc. Releases GBIC Bi-di Transceivers
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== Volunteering to improve the wiki ==
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Below please find links to various pages with information and ideas for content and feature additions
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to the eLinux wiki.
  
Toronto, ON – GAO Tek Inc., supplier of test and measurement equipment, has recently released a new series of selected GBIC Bi-di transceivers. Depending on the intended use, GAO Tek’s array of transceivers support distances varying from 15km to 40km.
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(Various lists have crept up over the years, lets try to gather links to them here:)
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== Feature Project ==
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At the moment (as of October, 2012), if you'd like to help with something, we are directing you to
 +
our [[Video transcription project]].
  
GAO Tek’s current offering includes the models listed below. Further details are available on the Web site at www.GAO Tek.com:
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This project consists of adding a transcript for each video from a recent talk about embedded Linux. This will make the talk content easier to review and search for concepts from.
  
WTR-24-335-116133: 1310Tx/1550Rx FP 15km,12.5dB
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If you are interested in helping with this project, please see the page describing that project and just follow
WTR-24-353-216133: 1550Tx/1310Rx DFB 15km,12.5dB
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the instructions. (Or, for more details please contact Bill Traynor or Tim Bird directly).
WTR-24-135-216133: 1310Tx/1550Rx DFB 40km, 21dB
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WTR-24-153-216133: 1550Tx/1310Rx DFB 40km,21dB
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== Lists of other tasks ==
 +
Lists of editor tasks:
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* [[Volunteer editor tasks]]
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** This page also has the list of volunteer major projects
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* [[Embedded wiki issues list]]
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** Specific cleanup tasks
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*** Resolve duplication between [[Embedded Linux Distributions]] and [[Hardware Hacking]] pages (and one other page mentioned by Klaas) -- seems to be resolved by 20100514, (broeggle)
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*** Resolve duplication between [[Embedded Linux Distributions]] and [[Toolchains]] (broeggle)
  
About GAO Tek Inc.
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* Create [[Wanted]] pages
GAO Tek Inc. is a leading provider of test and measurement equipment, embedded development tools, telecommunication testers, electronic measurement instruments, video surveillance, alarm and other electronic products that serve the needs of electronic professionals internationally. For more information please visit http://www.GAOTek.com.
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** See also [[Special:Wantedpages]]
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A lot of wanted pages are just dangling links from the Help pages, for pages that were not
 +
created when we initially set up the wiki.  I think most of these types of pages can just be
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set to stubs. Alternatively, we can look at the MediaWiki site and copy the page from their
 +
site for these dangling help examples.
  
For any media queries:
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Another big set of wanted pages are for links between pages that were copied from
 +
the old CELF public wiki to here.  This was done with some automated tools, which I think
 +
made some errors in the translation from MoinMoin to MediaWiki. If the
 +
legacy CELF page exists in this site, the link on the "requesting" page just needs to
 +
be repaired.  If there is not matching page, then the link should just be removed.
  
Director of Marketing,  
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Just for fun, I'm keeping track over time of some metrics:
416-292-0038 ext 812
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=== Wanted page count history ===
sales@GAOTek.com
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{| border="1"
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||Date||Wanted page count
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|-
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||Dec 12, 2008||233
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|-
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||April 6, 2009||241 (why up?)
 +
|-
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||April 15, 2010||122
 +
|-
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||April 12, 2011||50 (but only few really relevant)
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|}
  
 +
Why do these stats occasionally rise?
 +
On occasion, the Help pages are re-imported to pick up new pages.  This can cause increases in Wanted Pages when the new pages have new page links on them that are not yet present in the new pages set.
  
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* add categories to [[Special:Uncategorizedpages|Uncategorized pages]]
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* de-orphan [[Special:Lonelypages|Orphaned pages]]
 +
To de-orphan a page, follow the link to the page, and create a link to it from
 +
an appropriate other page in the wiki. Before doing that, check to make sure that the
 +
information on the page is not duplicated somewhere else in the wiki (maybe by doing
 +
a search).  Alternatively, sometimes the information can be copied from the orphan
 +
to someplace else, and the orphan removed.  If you copy the information to somewhere else,
 +
just edit the orphan to make it empty, and add the page name to the list here, and an
 +
administrator will remove the page.
  
< GAO Tek > is a member of GAO Group, which also includes
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List of empty orphan pages:
• GAO RFID Inc.  - http://www.GAORFID.com
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* <put page name here>
• GAO Tek Inc.  - http://www.GAOTek.com
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• GAO Research Inc. - http://www.GAOResearch.com
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=== Orphan page count history ===
• WowGao Inc. - http://www.WowGao.com
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{| border="1"
• GAO RFID Asset Tracking - http://www.GAORFIDAssetTracking.com
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||Date||Orphan page count
• GAO Embedded  - http://www.GAOEmbedded.com
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|-
• GAO Instruments  - http://www.GAOInstruments.com
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||Dec 12, 2008||122
• GAO Comm - http://www.GAOComm.com  
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|-
GAO Fiber Optics - http://www.GAOFiberOptics.com
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||April 6, 2009||134 (what the heck?)
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|-
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||Dec 2, 2009||89
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|-
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||Dec 9, 2009||30
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|-
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||April 13, 2011||26
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|}
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 +
Lists of administrator tasks:
 +
* [[Embedded wiki to-do list]] - a task list for administrators
 +
* [[Embedded Wiki wanted features]]
 +
 
 +
Other lists:
 +
* [[Elinux issues]] - miscellaneous ideas of things to do
 +
 
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=== Templates ===
 +
 
 +
Wikipedia style templates can be used to flag pages that may require an action. The tranclusion causes a box to appear at the top of the page and causes the page is added to a category for action. These categories can be seen for a list of pages to work on.
 +
 
 +
Some template/category combinations include:
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* [[Template:NeedsMerge]] - [[:Category:NeedsMerge]]
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* [[Template:Incomplete]] - [[:Category:NeedsMaterial]]
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* [[Template:Move]] - [[:Category:Move proposal]]
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See also [[:Category:Templates]]
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== Resources for volunteers and wiki administrators ==
 +
To communicate with other elinux wiki volunteers, editors and administrators, please join
 +
our
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* [[ELinuxWiki:Mailing List|Mailing list]]
 +
* [[eLinuxWiki:History|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
 +
 
 +
== Donations ==
 +
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 [[User:TimBird|Tim Bird]] or [[User:wmat|Bill Traynor]].
 +
 
 +
Tim is available at: tim (dot) bird (at) am (dot) sony (dot) com.
 +
Bill is available at: wmat (at) naoi (dot) ca.
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[[Category:Community]]

Latest revision as of 22:46, 13 May 2013

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:)

Feature Project

At the moment (as of October, 2012), if you'd like to help with something, we are directing you to our Video transcription project.

This project consists of adding a transcript for each video from a recent talk about embedded Linux. This will make the talk content easier to review and search for concepts from.

If you are interested in helping with this project, please see the page describing that project and just follow the instructions. (Or, for more details please contact Bill Traynor or Tim Bird directly).

Lists of other tasks

Lists of editor tasks:

A lot of wanted pages are just dangling links from the Help pages, for pages that were not created when we initially set up the wiki. I think most of these types of pages can just be set to stubs. Alternatively, we can look at the MediaWiki site and copy the page from their site for these dangling help examples.

Another big set of wanted pages are for links between pages that were copied from the old CELF public wiki to here. This was done with some automated tools, which I think made some errors in the translation from MoinMoin to MediaWiki. If the legacy CELF page exists in this site, the link on the "requesting" page just needs to be repaired. If there is not matching page, then the link should just be removed.

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

Wanted page count history

Date Wanted page count
Dec 12, 2008 233
April 6, 2009 241 (why up?)
April 15, 2010 122
April 12, 2011 50 (but only few really relevant)

Why do these stats occasionally rise? On occasion, the Help pages are re-imported to pick up new pages. This can cause increases in Wanted Pages when the new pages have new page links on them that are not yet present in the new pages set.

To de-orphan a page, follow the link to the page, and create a link to it from an appropriate other page in the wiki. Before doing that, check to make sure that the information on the page is not duplicated somewhere else in the wiki (maybe by doing a search). Alternatively, sometimes the information can be copied from the orphan to someplace else, and the orphan removed. If you copy the information to somewhere else, just edit the orphan to make it empty, and add the page name to the list here, and an administrator will remove the page.

List of empty orphan pages:

  • <put page name here>

Orphan page count history

Date Orphan page count
Dec 12, 2008 122
April 6, 2009 134 (what the heck?)
Dec 2, 2009 89
Dec 9, 2009 30
April 13, 2011 26

Lists of administrator tasks:

Other lists:

Templates

Wikipedia style templates can be used to flag pages that may require an action. The tranclusion causes a box to appear at the top of the page and causes the page is added to a category for action. These categories can be seen for a list of pages to work on.

Some template/category combinations include:

See also Category:Templates

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

Donations

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.