[LON-CAPA-users] Can we have a wiki?
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:21:43 -0400
Just to point out that we have an FAQ-O-Matic, which nobody used, and
which is now really outdated.
On Apr 14, 2009, at 9:53 AM, H.K. Ng wrote:
> I like the idea of having a wiki. The wiki can replace the current
> help page and will probably be more useful. Anyone else in favor of
> a wiki? If so, we can next decide who is going to host it, which
> software to use ....
> At 10:20 AM 4/11/2009, you wrote:
>> I think a LON-CAPA wiki would help increase the number of users by
>> the learning curve. We could put tutorials on the site, fix
>> errors and omissions, and point out bugs to new users, so they
>> don't get
>> frustrated rediscovering them. Having a wiki does not seem
>> unusual: Moodle
>> has one at http://docs.moodle.org/en/Main_Page (powered by
>> Drupal has one (powered by Drupal).
>> Mediawiki, which runs Wikipedia, is open-source, and fairly easy to
>> (on Ubuntu, it's automatic). Copyright and license require some
>> thought. I
>> recommend doing what Wikipedia does: copyright is retained by the
>> contributors; license is Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.
>> license allows the content to be sold, so, for example, I could
>> include the
>> documentation in a lab manual and charge students for the whole
>> That license would also allow content to be freely transferred
>> LON-CAPA & Wikipedia (since they would both have the same license).
>> Allowing contributors to retain copyright, rather than transferring
>> copyright to, e.g., the University of Michigan, prevents a change in
>> license. (The website could not shut down, then reopen with all
>> the content
>> relicensed under a commercial license.)
>> Christopher King
>> Chemistry Department
>> Troy University
>> Troy, AL 36082
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