[open-science] Why do you use MediaWiki?

Ivan Ferrero ivan.ferrero1975 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 16:55:41 UTC 2015

Hi SVAKSHA thank you for your reply!

I tell you by using an example:

The Git Hub Fork feature is good, but:

1) the topic is a Psychological topic, so using GitHub would require a too
much hard learning curve

2) I don't want people to disperse to other platforms: this would result in
a fragmentation, the opposite of my project goal.
My goal is to provide people the opportunity to donate something, or buy
something in order to sustain the website.
So I need members to stay inside my platform and to give the platform e
strong identity

I had a look at publiclab.org and would be a good solution (with all the
interaction features I need), but a main purpose of my platform is to let
members to fork projects.

i.e.: John creates a project.
Mike forks John's project and develops it further.
Alex enters John's or Mike's project and is able to see the project had
been forked.
Alex now is able to have a look at both projects.

The big picture is to have a collection of all the Projects people may
choose from and improve.
All this project would be under Creative Commons and free to use.

What do you think about it?


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2015-01-31 11:22 GMT+01:00 SVAKSHA <svaksha at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM, Ivan Ferrero
> <ivan.ferrero1975 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > MediaWiki appears to be the best choice for an instructional wiki,
> though it
> > seems harder to install to a non-tech like me. :-)
> > I keep note.
> > Maybe I can find someone that takes care of the technical issues.
> >
> > As for the fork, GitHub would be the best choice, but I want the forks to
> > stay under the same domain in order to keep the identity of the project:
> I agree with Daniel's observation (locking down a wiki to avoid spam
> defeats the collaborative purpose) but github does offer an
> alternative for non-git users when it allows all the markdown files to
> be treated as a wiki. Also  they allow anyone with a github account
> the freedom to edit documents online. I've described it in bullet #4
> here: https://github.com/svaksha/Julia.jl#to-submit-a-pr
> >
> > 1) it should be able to contain not only the same single project and all
> its
> > variations, but all the project related to the topic
> I'm not sure I grok what you mean by this - by nature git is
> "distributed", so if you dont want forks of the project then you might
> want to consider a CC license that has a "No Derivatives" policy. Is
> that what you mean and would that help you? Ofcourse, the "ND" policy
> means others cannot contribute to your project. Catch 22.
> Hope That Helps, SVAKSHA ॥  http://about.me/svaksha>
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