TBH I think that neither the strength, nor for that matter the
existance of authentication is relevent for a wiki. The whole idea of
a wiki is that anyone can edit, and hopefully add to what is already
there. Mediawiki can be told not to allow editing to certain pages as
well, except to sysop(administrator) users.
I also think we should use the same weapon that MS has been using for
the past 20 years - familiarity. When we use the same wiki as
Wikipedia, and people get to know wikipedia, it will be easier for
them to use, and add to the information on our wiki. This advantage
would extend to our having the look and feel of wikipedia.
Finally, and this is somewhat a reversal of the previous paragraph,
but if peoples first use of a wiki was at our site, then it would also
help them in using wikipedia, which is an excellent ambassador for the
free as in freedom / free speech idea.
On 5/18/05, Kieran.Tully AT acm.org <kieran.tully at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18/05/05, Rory Browne <rory.browne at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > How is twiki in the performance area? After a bit of digging around, I
> > found that it is designed for cgi/perl, but aparently ran okay on
> > mod_perl as well.
>> I use it in work on a shared box and it's acceptable (even without mod_perl).
> Though it's not used heavily (yet).
>> > How does it store information? I checked through the requirements and
> > there doesn't seem to be a database in there anywhere.
>> RCS text files, hence the revision control and diffing.
>> As Kevin mentioned TWiki does have authentication but (when I last looked)
> they admitted authentication was a bolt-on and could easily be circumvented.
> Kieran Tully, Software Developer and Tenor
> Reply to Kieran.Tully AT acm.org
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