[Mediawiki-l] The Ideal Wiki Software

Raquel raquel at thericehouse.net
Tue Jan 23 06:54:11 UTC 2007

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 05:35:32 +0000
"Virgil Ierubino" <virgil.ierubino at gmail.com> wrote:

> In an ideal world, what features would the ideal Wiki Software
> have, and what would it be like?
> If we can answer this question, developmental direction is made
> clear. It is easy to develop MediaWiki with view to improving it,
> streamlining it, ironing out bugs - but much more difficult to
> look beyond it; for the future of Wikimedia projects and general
> wiki success, new software must emerge that caters for the new
> functions required by modern wiki users.
> What functions would set MediaWiki well above all other wiki
> engines for years to come?
> What features would make it the most efficient wiki engine?
> **What would the software be like if it generated maximal wiki
> success?**
> To discuss this (what I find an interesting) question, I've set up
> a page at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_Ideal
> Obviously the answers to these questions won't necessarily be
> possible to implement; but it would be interesting to know the
> answers nonetheless.
> Look forward to some bright ideas :)

I thought that MediaWiki was written specifically for the projects
of the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.  Period.  I didn't think
that it was intended to compete with other wiki software.

I have always thought that all men should be free; but if any should
be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves,
and secondly, those who desire it for others. When I hear anyone
arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him
  --Abraham Lincoln

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