Wikipedia Article about Bahmni


Someone (I am not sure if he wants to read his name at this place) suggested via email to create a Wikipedia page about Bahmni. This could then be added to the List of Open-Source Health Software. As of the contents he suggests to talk about the software’s features, history, usage, and milestones while being neutral. As a good example he mentioned the Wikipedia page of GNU Health and Ginkgo CADx for a minimum version.

Currently Bahmni is only mentioned in Wikipedia under OpenMRS#Distributions and as a product of ThoughWorks.

My suggestion is to create a draft for a Wikipedia article on Google docs, together with the people here in the Bahmni section of the OpenMRS forum. Let’s try if it works out to let everybody with this link edit the document:

When the page is fulfilling all the requirements (link1, link2, link3) I could create the Wikipedia page. However, I am not an editor there yet so we’ll have to see if they trust by the name of my email address that I am not a ThoughtWorks employee.

Maybe we can use this thread to get answers about the project structure from the ThoughtWorks team.


The following 3rd party references I feel can go to Wikipedia in the Bahmni entry: (See endTB section)

Also, this was the old entry I had done for Bahmni in 2015:

Also, this was the old entry I had done for Bahmni in 2015:


What do you mean with this? Did you add the right link? I cannot find the text from the deleted Wikipedia article for Bahmni.

By the way, was there any discussion within the Wikipedia forum? This could help to make a new article which is compliant with the guidelines of their platform.

My fault. I hadn’t written a new article for Bahmni. I had only made an entry in List of open-source health software page which was deleted later by someone.

I have attached the pdf version of that page here for reference. List of open-source health software - Wikipedia - Revision-696336904.pdf (186.5 KB)


The draft for the Wikipedia article about Bahmni is now good enough for an initial submission from my point of view.

Please review it. In particular it would be helpful to check if the statements are factually and politically correct. Being a non-native English speaker there are probably also some grammatical issues here and there.

As the visibility of the document suggests, edits are welcome. For example you could add additional organizations in the “Developers” field in the overview table if there are other major contributors to the Bahmni project than ThoughtWorks.

/ cc. @gsluthra

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I had a quick read through the document. It’s really good! No comments from my side. Thanks @janux.

The draft for the article is now submitted and waiting for the review of the Wikipedia folks:

I didn’t manage to upload the screenshot, so maybe you (anybody who reads this) could try it:

Same thing for the architecture diagram in the Google Drive notes.

(If of any interest, the license for those images is Creative Commons Zero.)

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@gsluthra Via Google Scholar I’ve found two scientific papers in which they speak about Bahmni:

Review waiting.

This may take over a month. The Articles for creation process is very highly backlogged. Please be patient. There are 1442 pending submissions waiting for review.

Can someone please explain the purpose/scope of the different issue trackers?

Here is another article just published in JMIR that talks about Bahmni: Open-Source Electronic Health Record Systems for Low-Resource Settings: Systematic Review

The Mingle issue tracker is what the ThoughtWorks team used for Bahmni development over the last several years. Since shifting to the Bahmni Coalition approach, we are now using JIRA to track work. So, basically the Mingle link is deprecated and the JIRA one is current, but we have not fully updated documentation and processes to reflect this.

The two Trello boards are currently still active, though we will likely deprecate them and move this info into JIRA as well.

  • “Bahmni Big Feature Board” is something like a product backlog, targeted at the general public.
  • “Open Community Work” contains tickets that could be worked on by an independent developer who isn’t coordinating closely with the rest of the product team.

Does this answer your question? I can give more details.

Yes, this answers my question. Thanks. I’ll update the Wikipedia draft accordingly later.

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This submission appears to read more like an advertisement than an entry in an encyclopedia. Encyclopedia articles need to be written from a neutral point of view, and should refer to a range of independent, reliable, published sources, not just to materials produced by the creator of the subject being discussed. This is important so that the article can meet Wikipedia’s verifiability policy and the notability of the subject can be established. If you still feel that this subject is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia, please rewrite your submission to comply with these policies.