2006/11/24, Frederik Dohr <FDG001(a)gmx.net>et>:
The problem I see there is that the individual employee usually doesn't
really have much of a stake in such a knowledge base (what does he care
about a possible successor... ). So why should he contribute (if there's be
no obligation to make use of the wiki)?!
I agree. People are busy and they will only put their knowledge on the wiki
if they perceive some value in doing it. Some will do it because it is their
job to share information (technical writers). Others because they need to
communicate information to others that use what they develop. Others will
use it as a personal notepad and share the information.
I think peer recognition would also be a powerful motivational tool. It
would be great to see some ways to reward people that make good
contributions, like giving them some stars. It is a little difficult to do
this because in a wiki articles don't have owners. How can you judge the
value of each individual contribution?
Well, I picked MediaWiki 'cause it's supposedly easy to set up - which, for
the basics at least, is true.
I might look into the ones you've mentioned though.
I used to think that MediaWiki was too complex. For a time I used MoinMoin.
It is a great wiki and it has access control.
But now I think MediaWiki is superior, and that it is not so complex after
Not to belittle MoinMoin. It is a great product as well.