Smallest Federated Wiki

Ward Cunningham Federated Wiki WikiEngine project.



goals: The Smallest Federated Wiki project wants to be small in the "easy to learn powerful ideas" version of small. It wants to be a wiki so that strangers can meet and create works of value together. And it wants to be federated so that the burden of maintaining long-lasting content is shared among those who care.

FAQ (current links):

May'2017: Jon Udell letting editing happen via google docs: (2017-05-05) Udell Weaving The Annotated Web

Feb'2015 Jon Udell article: A conventional wiki, says Mike Caulfield, is "a relentless consensus engine." A federated wiki may eventually yield consensus, but it promotes what Ward Cunningham calls a Chorus Of Voices. Does that sound like a pipe dream? Perhaps, but so did wiki, agile practices, and decentralized version control.

May'2015: Ward talk on design principles

hosting/installation: Though NodeJs is not the reference implementation of the Federated Wiki server, it is the easiest method to get a production-ready Federated Wiki server farm. You will simply need to install Node J S and pull the dependencies for the project. When using Node J S, your Smallest Federated Wiki application is the actual web server, so Apache is not needed.

We have described the clone-on-edit policy. The clone-on-read alternative aggressively retrieves pages making the local wiki behaving like a cacheing proxy.


Aug'2012: Ryan King says it now has RecentChanges: Recent Changes (which becomes /recent-changes.html)

PhilJones on How SFW Changes Wiki

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