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NewsForge: The Open Source Wiki Behind Wikipedia

Nov 30, 2004, 22:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"A wiki is a software platform for contributing, sharing, and managing content. Any group that has a need for a collaborative user driven content environment can benefit from using a wiki. Perhaps the most prominent example on the Web of a wiki in heavily active, popular usage today is Wikipedia, which is, as you might expect, a wiki-based encyclopedia. The Wikimedia Foundation uses as the basis of Wikipedia a GPL-licensed application called MediaWiki, and so can you.

"From a user perspective, MediaWiki provides a simple, feature rich environment for editing and contributing content. Content is handled with a simple WYSIWYG editor that makes editing accessible to anyone by default even without a login..."

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