[LON-CAPA-users] Can we have a wiki?
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:31:17 -0400
In reply to the FAQ-o-matic, I found the interface and organization very
awkward. I agree that anything like this will need a more active core
involved in the endeavor. I think it's worth a try.
On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 10:21 -0400, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
> Just to point out that we have an FAQ-O-Matic, which nobody used, and
> which is now really outdated.
> - Gerd.
> 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 ....
> > -hk
> > At 10:20 AM 4/11/2009, you wrote:
> >> I think a LON-CAPA wiki would help increase the number of users by
> >> lowering
> >> the learning curve. We could put tutorials on the site, fix
> >> documentation
> >> 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
> >> Mediawiki);
> >> Drupal has one (powered by Drupal).
> >> Mediawiki, which runs Wikipedia, is open-source, and fairly easy to
> >> install
> >> (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.
> >> That
> >> 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
> >> package.
> >> That license would also allow content to be freely transferred
> >> between
> >> 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.)
> >> Doable?
> >> Chris
> >> Christopher King
> >> Chemistry Department
> >> Troy University
> >> Troy, AL 36082
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