On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 22:07, Thomas Morton
True. But we
don't need to use proprietary software for this.
Honest question; SE has sensible ideals and license their content well. Why
add to the workload of our sysops and developers with another system to
maintain and support....
We do Wiki's really well. SE do Q&A extremely well... QED.
I see companies make this mistake all the time; going down the "lets host
everything ourselves" and ending up with inadequate services and support.
One can have both. Go with StackExchange for a while and see if it
works out. The content is all licensed under CC BY-SA so if the
StackExchange solution works well, we can always copy the good Q&As
into Help: on wikipedia or meta or wherever. If it works really well,
set up a local open source equivalent.
Basically use the StackExchange version as a test bed to see if
Wikimedia should a Q&A site of its own.