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From Col Willis <col.wil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OT (sort of): Nuxeo migrates off Confluence
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:05:33 GMT
I agree with Paul, it makes perfect sense to see JSPWiki as a
lightweight/free alternative to something like Confluence.

Very similar to how Bugzilla is usually the *starter* bug management tool
before investing in something like JIRA


Get it showing on here!
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=free+confluence+alternative&gws_rd=cr&ei=Z080WPPmFciCgAbBr4XgDQ



On 22 November 2016 at 13:53, Paul Uszak <paul.uszak@gmail.com> wrote:

> You're kidding, right?
>
> I've asked this previously but for the newest members, I'll ask again.
> What is JSPWiki for?  I know that this appears to be banging a drum, but it
> is unrealistic to expect large scale uptake of JSPWiki if you can’t decide
> what or who it’s for.  Picking out and replicating minor features of
> successful products seems to be without direction and ultimately
> fruitless.  Could we be honest with ourselves here?  Why are we looking at
> features from solutions used by the US Navy, Boeing and Orange?  Is it to
> compete with them, or to continue a hobby?
>
> There is a huuuge market opportunity for a simple very low bandwidth wiki
> /website solution (I see the two as synonymous).  The market space is
> virtually uncontested in this area.  There are numerous strengths that
> JSPWiki has that could be leveraged to dominate in this role.  Market
> segmentation is key here.  Try to provide a solution to a very specific
> problem, and do it well.  There are thousands of nerds (I use the term
> playfully) who'd like a turnkey solution to hosting their own website from
> that old box under the table.  They struggle with low bandwidth.  There are
> organisations across the whole of the developing world wanting their own
> websites with minimal bandwidth requirements to pass over the mobile
> network. There is now probably more mobile (low bandwidth) coverage in
> Africa than hard wired.  Pick a  market segment and make it your own.
> That's the route to success.  “Whatever you are, be a good one”
>
> On the specifics of Metalsmith and as a user of JSPWiki, I vote no.  Why
> rip out the heart of what already kinda works, to replace it with a static
> meta data driven tool?  Don’t forget that static web sites are just a fad
> like the old thick /thin client-server debate.  It’ll pass so just stick
> with what you know.  The technology is not the issue here.  That’s just
> simple code.  The vision is the issue.
> JSPWiki doesn’t have to copy.  JSPWiki could lead.
>
> On 21 November 2016 at 19:43, Dave Koelmeyer <
> dave.koelmeyer@davekoelmeyer.co.nz> wrote:
>
> > Nuxeo is a major open source enterprise documentation management system
> > product. Their developer team recently migrated all documentation from
> > Confluence to a static site generator. While not related directly to
> > JSPWiki, the reasons why they switched are interesting, and it's not
> > every day one hears about a switch from the Microsoft Office of wikis:
> >
> > https://www.nuxeo.com/blog/from-confluence-to-metalsmith-
> > a-migration-story-of-nuxeo-docs/
> >
> > This could provide some insight into potential features for JSPWiki down
> > the line.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Dave
> >
> > --
> > Dave Koelmeyer
> > http://blog.davekoelmeyer.co.nz
> > GPG Key ID: 0x238BFF87
> >
> >
>



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Col

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