Wikimedia's new biggest fan is named Sean Michael Kerner, and he
published about it in yesterday's NewsForge:
Kerner is dutifully critical, calling the documentation "somwhat
'dispersed'," noting that tweaking skins "involves a bit of
and wishing for an interface for automatic backups of the database,
and for "more granular control of users and permissions in one master
dashboard". But he ends with embarrassingly high praise:
"Downloading, installing, and running MediaWiki for my own purposes
has only enhanced my admiration for both the wiki and the WikiMedia
Foundation. It's not only easy to use, it's also easy to install and
deploy. In the true spirit of the open source community MediaWiki is a
shining example of what open content collaboration is all about."
Oh, and he actually suggested contributing to the documentation
effort. I reckon he read [[m:Things we wish people would write about
us]] before sitting down at his keyboard.