Re: Our Wiki just got hijacked

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 12:22:59 CDT

The scholarly papers that were produced included text extracted from
the Wiki, particularly for the system architecture description.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 9:57 AM -0700 6/29/04, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>Hello All:
>
> I have been including the scholarly papers that have been
>recently produced so in a way the flow has been to the Wiki, not
>from the Wiki. What do people feel is the appropriate use of the
>Wiki, are they reasonably happy with what is showing up there (other
>than the recent hijack) and are there things they would like to see?
>I have not actually been able to get around to my main Wiki project
>which is to extract the consensus generated in previous
>correspondence. I apologize for this lack of progress but, my wife
>is starting a new business and I find that I am wily-nily, her chief
>technology officer.
>
>Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>
>David Mertz <voting-project@gnosis.cx> wrote:
>
> > This has always been the greatest danger of the Wiki model. The OVC
>> documentation needs to be controlled by the OVC, and we really do need
>> a gatekeeper or a team of gatekeepers for the documentation.
>
>Doug may have missed the fact that Wikis, including ours, has rollback
>of changes.
>
>A Wiki is closer to a discussion list than it is to formal publication.
>Obviously, if we want to publish material that emerges on a Wiki more
>formally, the publisher should -read- what they copy over :-). For
>example, if Arthur includes some Wiki content in our academic papers,
>he'll be sure to make sure it isn't actually an ad for a gambling site
>before submitting the paper to a journal. Or even just if we copy
>something to the FAQ or other web page.
>
>
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