[Wikimedia-l] FreeBSD fate and the lesson for Wikimedia movement

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 07:51:25 UTC 2012

The CIA version added ACLs.  Never say never...

George William Herbert
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On Dec 9, 2012, at 10:29 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10 December 2012 05:17, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
>> Wordpress' strong card is its rather stable PHP-based
>> platform, and when you think of it, that platform is not much more
>> technically advanced than MediaWiki is, but it has a much more vibrant
>> community of users. And when I say "vibrant", I mean "lots of people
>> make money out of installing Wordpress for their clients". I know that
>> it's a dirty question, but did anyone ever try to estimate how much
>> money is made around the world from maintaining MediaWiki sites?
> Not a huge amount. MediaWiki needs to be a *lot* more popular for the
> enterprise. Compared to Confluence, it lacks the tick-box items "ACLs"
> and "WYSIWYG"; it'll never have ACLs, but the visual editor should
> help a great deal. Confluence is also one of the few things I can
> think of that makes MediaWiki look lightweight.
> - d.
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