Archive for July 8, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Federated Wiki

Klint Finley:

[Ward] Cunningham’s vision is that you will have your own wiki, perhaps several wikis. When you see a page on someone else’s federated wiki that you want to edit, you can click “fork,” and the page is copied into your own wiki where you can edit it. The owner of the original wiki can then decide whether to merge your changes into the original page.

This is a really neat idea, but I’m skeptical about whether it can catch on.

Thunderbird: Stability

Mitchell Baker (via James Fallows):

Much of Mozilla’s leadership — including that of the Thunderbird team — has come to the conclusion that on-going stability is the most important thing, and that continued innovation in Thunderbird is not a priority for Mozilla’s product efforts. […] As a result, the Thunderbird team has developed a plan that provides both stability for Thunderbird’s current state and allows the Thunderbird community to innovate if it chooses.

This can’t be good for Thunderbird users.