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Fwd: Technical wiki standards (was: Re: [Foundation-l] Request for approval for a wiki for standards

Dirk Riehle-2
I thought this would be of interest here as well. --Dirk


>Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 16:37:37 +0100
>To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <[hidden email]>,
>Board Wikimedia Foundation <[hidden email]>
>From: Dirk Riehle <[hidden email]>
>Subject: Technical wiki standards (was: Re: [Foundation-l] Request
>for approval for a wiki for standards
>
>Hi everyone interested in wiki standards:
>
>If you are talking about technical standards (wiki markup,
>interlinking, interchange, etc.):
>
>At WikiSym 2005 (www.wikisym.org) many of the Wiki engine
>implementors met (including Brion Vibber) to tackle the issue of
>standardizing wiki protocols once more. (Attempts have been there
>for ages, but with limited progress.)
>
>Previous attempts were made on a couple of independent sites,
>including Ward's Wiki, Meatball, CommunityWiki. None of these sites
>was really representative of the whole community, so we decided to
>have a new attempt supported by WikiSym and its community, i.e. a
>mailing list
>(http://www.wikisym.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/wiki-standards) and
>a wiki (http://wiki.wikisym.org). The mailing list is working, the
>wiki (a MediaWiki installation) has been dormant so far as we are
>gearing up only now. Also, we don't really require that the
>standards writing process takes place on one particular
>wiki---rather we felt it was ok if people do stuff on their own site
>(or consolidate what's already there) and the submit it for
>community review and approval.
>
>To the extent that you are talking about general technical standards
>rather than Wikimedia Foundation site standards, and you would like
>to ensure that wiki engine implementors are included, I would like
>to make the case that a new organization like WikiSym may be a
>better place than a WMF site. (More on that if you are in fact
>talking about technical standards.)
>
>In any case, I invite everyone to look at the WikiSym site. WikiSym
>2006 will take place in Denmark in August and will be co-located
>with ACM Hypertext 2006 and sponsored by ACM SIGWEB. CfP will be out
>real soon now :-)
>
>Dirk
>
>
>----
>Dirk Riehle, ph: +49 172 184 8755, web: http:/www.riehle.org
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>
>At 07.01.2006, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
>>Hoi,
>>
>>On Meta the request for a Wikistandards wiki has been revived. The
>>request was voiced at a conference of language standards in  Berlin (Dec
>>12-13, 2005). A significant number of people from the language standards
>>community have indicated on Meta that they are interested to actively
>>support this effort. See:
>>http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_new_projects#Wikistandards


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