OpenGuides: City Wikis in Perl

“Three and a half years ago, Perl.com published an article of
mine describing the very beginnings of the OpenGuides project–an
open source web application written in Perl, initially aimed at
overcoming the limitations of the UseMod software.

“From this modest beginning, we’ve developed a complete wiki
toolkit called, unsurprisingly, Wiki::Toolkit and a custom-built
web application, OpenGuides, which provides structure and a UI
layer on top of that toolkit. Development is ongoing, and the small
core team of programmers has grown to include people of all levels
of expertise. As new technologies such as RDF, proper CSS support,
Ajax, and the Google Maps API have become available, we’ve taken
the useful bits and incorporated them into OpenGuides…”

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