[LINK] RFI: Public Wiki Servers?
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Dec 7 16:46:12 AEDT 2006
Another dumbo question, but where better to ask it?!
I'm involved in several organisations that could make use of a wiki,
- open, public read-and-write
- public-read / controlled-write
Some of the organisations are impecunious public interest associations.
It's feasible for some of these organisations to negotiate with
sponsors in order to get access to a wiki service.
But first the key players in those organisations need to understand
what a wiki is, and how it may (or indeed may not) work in their
context. (I'm in that boat myself, because the only wiki'ing I've
done is a very limited amount of contribution to a couple of
I've seen one or two sandboxes, e.g.:
Can linkers advise on what facilities are available to support
experimentation with wikis? Constraints would be fine, e.g. length
of time, number of documents, number of participants - as long as
they enable a full cycle of collaborative document development to be
Even an indication of what keywords to search with would be handy. I
didn't manage to refine <wiki "public access"> and similar terms
sufficiently to start hitting the motherlode.
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
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Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng Australian National University
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
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