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From Neil Gunton <>
Subject Re: Some philosophical questions
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2005 15:11:27 GMT
Gerald Richter wrote:
>>I will investigate, as time allows, the different Wiki 
>>toolkits that are available out there and see if there is 
>>anything that looks like being a good fit here. 
> I suggest, if anybody has any better idea let me know

Ok, looks fine to me. It's a start, unless someone knows of a better Wiki package... so, where
host this?

The following are available: is nice because it's short and simple, and the ".net" suffix has a nice connotation
of a 
"network of people" (I know, I know, .net was supposed to be for ISPs, but that hasn't really
true for a while now). On the other hand is perhaps more descriptive, but
longer and 
maybe a little harder to remember.

Other ideas welcomed. I guess I could host it as a subdomain under one of my existing ones,
but I 
think it would be better and more flexible, and more easily transferred to someone else, if
we put 
it on its own domain. Failing that, how about Do the folks
let people 
do that, when the server is on someone else's IP address? I have no idea. In any case, it
should be 
a domain that is not too tied to an individual, so that it can be passed on easily.

I am happy to register whichever domain is decided on, and host it on my server to get it
started. I 
can also start the documentation effort, as I have time.

Incidentally, wouldn't it be nice to have a Wiki package written in Embperl, and then host
Embperl Wiki using this? Kinda self-referential. I don't really have a good handle on how
complex a 
Wiki package would be. I feel like it's just a content management system with anonymous edits
and a 
database backend, with version control. Probably a lot more to it than first sight, as usual.
anybody think there's any good reason to roll our own as a showcase for Embperl? Are the other
out there missing something that would be good to have?


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