Re: Public wiki?

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 08:37:44 -0500

Brett Zamir wrote:
> Hi,
> Any chance of starting a wiki open to the public?

Yes. In fact, it's a matter of removing the password to the existing wiki.

I was also toying with the idea of installing WikiMedia instead of MoinMoin.

We are also working on our own blog+wiki-in-RDF thing called Linotype
but it's not even close to be ready for production use.

Mostly the reason why we didn't have a wiki open was because we were the
only one writing it and we also didn't have much to say :-) and opening
it to the public would increase the chance of having it spammed.

> With all the techno-speak you guys use, I think it might be helpful if the
> community could evolve some more accessible documentation (not to mention
> add uses, etc.)...

I totally agree.

> If you are not amenable to hosting one, perhaps we could get one going at
> ?

nono, hosting is not the problem, it's actually already there

and it contains already a good amount of background even if most of this
stuff is now probably obsolete, or even just private to the project
(like meeting schedules and stuff like that).

I'll play around with wikimedia when I have a little time and see how
that works.

Ryan, suggestions?

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
Received on Thu Nov 17 2005 - 13:31:41 EST

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