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'''MediaWiki''' is the software [[Consumerium]] uses on its [[R&D wiki]] which you are using right now.  It is one of several [[wiki code]] options, seemingly the one that has a [[wikitext standard]] suitable for large numbers of people to collaborate on in many languages.  http://mediawiki.org
 
'''MediaWiki''' is the software [[Consumerium]] uses on its [[R&D wiki]] which you are using right now.  It is one of several [[wiki code]] options, seemingly the one that has a [[wikitext standard]] suitable for large numbers of people to collaborate on in many languages.  http://mediawiki.org
  
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It is not however ideal as a piece of code to work with our [[hardware requirements]] or [[protocol requirements]], e.g. it does not currently integrate with any [[mobile device code]], [[chat code]] otherwise then that the people using the Wikis might also be using IM, such as irc or email to communicate with each other.  Nor does it implement some features of the [[content wiki]] or [[opinion wiki]] that will be needed eventually to deliver [[Consumerium Services]] such as [[signing]] versions of articles, which is needed for non-centralized integrity burden of proof.   
:MediaWiki contents such can be converted into the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TomeRaider TomeRaider format] for off-line browsing on many handhelds.
 
 
 
Cons
 
:It is not however ideal as a piece of code to work with our [[hardware requirements]] or [[protocol requirements]], e.g. it does not currently integrate with any [[chat code]] otherwise then that the people using the Wikis might also be using IM, such as irc or email to communicate with each other.  Nor does it implement some features of the [[content wiki]] or [[opinion wiki]] that will be needed eventually to deliver [[Consumerium Services]] such as [[signing]] versions of articles, which is needed for non-centralized integrity burden of proof.   
 
  
 
Therefore its use at present is really just a test, and to make it easier to collate text from other [[GFDL]] services, most of which also use mediawiki.  [[Consumerium developers]] will have to make their choices based also on the constraints the [[Consumerium License]] might place on using [[GPL]]'d code.  This might not be an issue, or it might be a huge issue, we just don't know.
 
Therefore its use at present is really just a test, and to make it easier to collate text from other [[GFDL]] services, most of which also use mediawiki.  [[Consumerium developers]] will have to make their choices based also on the constraints the [[Consumerium License]] might place on using [[GPL]]'d code.  This might not be an issue, or it might be a huge issue, we just don't know.

Revision as of 23:56, 28 February 2004

MediaWiki is the software Consumerium uses on its R&D wiki which you are using right now. It is one of several wiki code options, seemingly the one that has a wikitext standard suitable for large numbers of people to collaborate on in many languages. http://mediawiki.org

It is not however ideal as a piece of code to work with our hardware requirements or protocol requirements, e.g. it does not currently integrate with any mobile device code, chat code otherwise then that the people using the Wikis might also be using IM, such as irc or email to communicate with each other. Nor does it implement some features of the content wiki or opinion wiki that will be needed eventually to deliver Consumerium Services such as signing versions of articles, which is needed for non-centralized integrity burden of proof.

Therefore its use at present is really just a test, and to make it easier to collate text from other GFDL services, most of which also use mediawiki. Consumerium developers will have to make their choices based also on the constraints the Consumerium License might place on using GPL'd code. This might not be an issue, or it might be a huge issue, we just don't know.

These are things the Consumerium Governance Organization will decide, and this R&D wiki is here to discuss.

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