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[Savannah-hackers-public] Revisiting hosted wiki software

From: Noah Slater
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] Revisiting hosted wiki software
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 13:50:52 +0000
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I was just browsing around when I rediscovered the FSF Groups wiki:

I was wondering about the possibility of providing a hosted wiki for Savannah. I
am aware that Stallman is cautious about this because of the possibility of
linking to or promoting non-free software.

I spent a bit of time thinking about this and wondered why this was any more of
an issue on a wiki than a public mailing list, or in fact the existing FSF
Groups wiki. If someone posted a link to some non-free software on a mailing
list there is nothing you can do about it, at least with a wiki you are able to
edit articles to remove the offending material.

My experience developing CouchDB with a public wiki [1] has convinced me that it
can be a tremendously powerful tool for collecting and aggregating tips, help,
advice, and literature about a software project.

Is there a case we could make to Stallman? If he were to accept, would this be
technically feasible or desirable by the Savannah hackers?


Noah Slater,

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