[Foundation-l] Wiki work

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 07:13:59 UTC 2008

Exactly. I've been managing our multiple-wiki install at my
employer for almost a year now. Several departments are
using them as an "internal whiteboard" if you will. I actually
was looking at a job recently that would've titled me as
a "Wiki Technology Consultant." I think this definitely
shows that wikis have a place in the corporate world and
the "Enterprise-ready" MediaWiki is just waiting on a
company to basically market the product, as Tim said.


On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Dirk Riehle wrote:
>  > Confluence is "enterprise ready" i.e. has a lot of features that
>  > MediaWiki doesn't have and that the public Internet community
>  > typically doesn't care about.
>  >
>  > Confluence is based on an open source wiki engine, www.snipsnap.org,
>  > which unfortunately is stalling. (But is still one of the best engines
>  > out there IMO.)
>  >
>  > Cheers,
>  > Dirk
>  "Enterprise ready" is just a marketing term. It doesn't actually say
>  anything about what features it has and what features it doesn't have, and
>  lots of enterprises are using MediaWiki out of the box.
>  Which brings me to one big thing that Confluence has but MediaWiki
>  doesn't: a marketing team. Add to that a sales team and professional
>  support services, and you have a convincing case for any corporate executive.
>  MediaWiki really needs very little development work done in order to take
>  over the corporate world. But there is no support organisation to pay for
>  it, so it doesn't get done. With commercial support funding development,
>  MediaWiki could easily become the MySQL of wiki engines.
>  -- Tim Starling
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