[okfn-dev] Open Methods wiki

Anthony Beck ant.beck at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 14:58:58 UTC 2011


Many thanks.

I'll start to get some content together as you suggest. This may take a
couple of weeks as I've some important project meetings coming up, but it
will be done soon.

I suggest we publicise once we've got the basics in place.

If we're CC-BY-SA then we can access more resources and populate more
content (possibly a positive thing but we can always just link to the
wikipedia article etc.: plurality is good). However, SA may limit re-use. I
think I'd prefer CC-BY, I'd like re-use to be unfettered. However, this
means taking from other CC-BY or producing original content (which in the
medium to long term should be what we do anyway). Happy, to have my point of
view changed and in no respect consider myself an expert on this topic.

Best and happy new year


On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Stefano Costa <stefano.costa at okfn.org>wrote:

> Hi,
> the Open Methods wiki is now up and running at http://methods.okfn.org/
> (this is on the new eu13 instance). Thanks to Rufus Pollock and Mike
> Chelen who did most of the work.
> The software is MediaWiki 1.16.1, I've already added a few extensions:
>      * Semantic MediaWiki
>      * Cite
>      * UsabilityInitiative
> We will likely want to add more extensions but for a start it should be
> fine [0]. What's more important now is to add some introductory content,
> both in terms of "what this is about" and proper content.
> I've put up a non-logo, artists are encouraged to submit ideas (135 ×
> 135 pixels).
> I've chosen a CC-BY-SA license (this enables picking content from
> Wikipedia among other things), let me know if there is a strong
> preference towards CC-BY instead.
> Ciao
> steko
> [0] Another one I tried is OpenID, which would be very nice to have, but
> it seems not to work correctly. I will try to get it working later.
> --
> Stefano Costa
> Coordinator, Working Group on Open Data in Archaeology
> http://wiki.okfn.org/wg/archaeology
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://www.okfn.org · http://opendefinition.org/
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