Open Source Wiki Posted on: January 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM
The purpose of this article is to give an overview of several popular Wiki implementations and see how they fare.
Open Source Wiki
Open Source Wiki Roundup The purpose of this article is to give an overview of several popular Wiki implementations and see how they fare. It is not trivial to switch from one Wiki implementation to the other, because this will usually require translating all of the pages from the old syntax to the new one. Thus, choosing a Wiki engine requires some care, taking possible future developments into account. This article will hopefully help you make that choice if the need arises.
The open source wiki behind Wikipedia A wiki is a software platform for contributing, sharing, and managing content. Any group that has a need for a collaborative user driven content environment can benefit from using a wiki. Perhaps the most prominent example on the Web of a wiki in heavily active, popular usage today is Wikipedia, which is, as you might expect, a wiki-based encyclopedia. The Wikimedia Foundation uses as the basis of Wikipedia a GPL-licensed application called MediaWiki, and so can you. From a user perspective, MediaWiki provides a simple, feature rich environment for editing and contributing content. Content is handled
with a simple WYSIWYG editor that makes editing accessible to anyone by default even without a login. All articles also have a discussion tab that allows readers to comment on the article as well as a history tab that lets you view version history when edits have been made. Its ease of use has no doubt been a contributing factor in the growth of
SourceLabs Open-Source Catalog Boasts Wiki Seattle-based SourceLabs introduced the new technology, called Swik, as a service to the open-source community, said Brad Silverberg, managing partner at venture capital firm Ignition Partners?which has invested in SourceLabs?and a SourceLabs board member.
"It's primarily for developers and end users to find out about all the different open-source projects, including documentation, download sites, reviews, descriptions, tips, tricks, all that kind of stuff," Silverberg said. But unlike other open-source catalog offerings, "there are a couple of things that are unique about it. First of all it's a wiki, so that anyone can edit, restructure or add comments?so it evolves dynamically as users use Swik.
Which Open Source Wiki Works For You? The purpose of this article is to give an overview of several popular Wiki implementations and see how they fare. It is not trivial to switch from one Wiki implementation to the other, because this will usually require translating all of the pages from the old syntax to the new one. Thus, choosing a Wiki engine requires some care, taking possible future developments into account. This article will hopefully help you make that choice if the need arises.
In addition to the above, several Wiki engines offer extra features such as user management and permissions, extendability, and an extended markup that supports various operations such as meta-syntax.
The Politics of Open Source Adoption This wiki is an invitation to collaborate on a real-time history and analysis of the politics of open source software adoption. The Social Science Research Council is pleased to offer a first version of this account?POSA 1.0. For our purposes, understanding the ?politics of adoption? means stepping back from the task of explaining or justifying Free and/or Open Source Software (F/OSS) in order to ask how increasingly canonical explanations and justifications are mobilized in different political contexts. POSA 1.0 tries to map the different kinds of political and institutional venues in which F/OSS adoption is at stake. It tries to understand important institutional actors within those venues, and the ways in which arguments for and against F/OSS are framed and advanced. It seeks to clarify the different opportunities and constraints facing F/OSS adoption in different sectors and parts of the world.
OpenNMS OpenNMS is the world's first enterprise grade network management platform developed under the open source model. It consists of a community supported open-source project as well as a commercial services, training and support organization.
This is the second new wiki for OpenNMS. We are now using MediaWiki, the same application used by Wikipedia. You should have read access to all content on this wiki, but you will need to register to add or edit pages, or upload files or images. OpenNMS is community supported, so you are welcome and encouraged to add content to this website.
Your registration information will not be used outside of this Wiki.
About the Xen Wiki This Wiki is the shared workspace for the Xen Open Source community. The community is developing the industry?s only 100% Open Source hypervisor, and relies on contributions from the world?s leading systems developers. XenSource hosts the site on behalf of the community, and views its role in fostering the Open Source development process as critical to the long term success of Xen in the enterprise.
Open source Open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end product's sources. Some consider it as a philosophy, and others consider it as a pragmatic methodology. Before open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; the term open source gained popularity with the rise of the Internet and its enabling of diverse production models, communication paths, and interactive
communities. Subsequently, open source software became the most prominent face of open source.The open source model can allow for the concurrent use of different agendas and approaches in production, in contrast with more centralized models of development such as those typically used in commercial software companies.
Wikis Wiki is Hawaiian for "quick". Wiki is also a software tool that allows users to freely create and edit hyperlinked Web pages using a web browser. Wiki imlpementations typically use a simple syntax for users to create new pages and crosslinks between pages on the fly. In addition to the main open source version there are also many non-commercial and commercial clones and some "wiki farms" (places where you can set up a wiki without needing your own server) such as
SpikeSource's goal is to facilitate the adoption of open source software in the enterprise through testing, certification and support services.
SpikeSource offers integrated, validated, and certified open source stacks with ongoing maintenance and enterprise-class support services. The Company also offers open source interoperability testing and management tools. SpikeSource values and honors the efforts of the open source community, and is proud to contribute by extending open source efforts and by productizing open source solutions. This makes open source even more reliable, easy, and safe to deploy.
DRI Wiki The Direct Rendering Infrastructure, also known as the DRI, is a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware under the X Window System in a safe and efficient manner. It includes changes to the X server, to several client libraries, and to the kernel. The first major use for the DRI is to create fast OpenGL implementations.
The DRI was initially developed by Precision Insight, Inc. (PI) in cooperation with, and partially funded by Red Hat Inc., and SGI. Since PI's merger with VA Linux, and VA Linux' subsequent exit from Linux, the DRI is being maintained by Tungsten Graphics Inc., a new company formed by some of the initial DRI developers from PI. Tungsten Graphics is the current focal point for all DRI development, and many open source developers continue to contribute to the project through the DRI sourceforge project.
The CVSNT Wiki This is the opensource support wiki for CVSNT. CVSNT is an advanced multiplatform version control system. Compatible with the industry standard CVS protocol it now supports many more features.
CVSNT's documentation is based on CVS but has some notable differences. Some of the documentation is not fully up to date. If you have any questions, the best source of information is this wiki and the CVSNT mail list
You are encouraged to contribute to this documentation. If you are modifying an existing entry, please make sure you also fill in the comment field explaining the change.
Due to spam problems the wiki is only editable by users who request edit rights. An email to the mailing list is usually enough if you have something to contribute.
About GTD TiddlyWiki GTD Tiddly Wiki is a GettingThingsDone adaptation by NathanBowers of JeremyRuston's Open Source TiddlyWiki. The purpose of GTD Tiddly Wiki is to give users a single repository for their GTD lists and support materials so they can create/edit lists, and then print directly to 3x5 cards for use with the
HipsterPDA. Features: 1 Free and Open Source. 2. Easy to update.
3. Prints directly to 3x5. 3. Searchable. 4. Exists as a single, portable, cross platform file.
5. It runs on your computer, so you can make changes when you're not online. It's not a ServerSide thing.
The Trac Project Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission; to help developers write great software while staying out of the way. Trac should impose as little as possible on a team's established development process and policies.
Trac allows wiki markup in issue descriptions and commit messages, creating links and seamless references between bugs, tasks, changesets, files and wiki pages. A timeline shows all project events in order, making getting an overview of the project and tracking progress very easy.