Wikimania, day 2

Morning - what a hangover. Also reminder to self: Start bringing your own extension cord to these conventions. There are power-hungry geeks here and the fight over every single power outlet is a fierce battle where prisoners are not taken.

The lead developers of ~MoinMoin, ~TWiki, ~PurpleWiki, ~EmacsWiki, JSPWiki and ~MediaWiki got together today and we had a brief discussion on a common approach towards ~WikiSpam. We agreed to work on a common blacklist format, with further extensions to follow. This will be hashed out somewhere on some wiki, but I think it was a good conversation.

I could also like to plug !Cellphedia, a mobile service where you can make questions and people answer them. Of course, it only really works in the US, as Cellphedia does not have to spend money on fanning out the SMSs as they come in: the recipient pays the SMS. In Europe, the business model of this system might be a bit more complicated.

Off to hear Ward Cunningham to speak. Ta ta for now...


EmacsWiki is a site using the Oddmuse wiki engine... :)

--Alex Schroeder, 08-Aug-2005

Isn't it also the elisp package you can install into your Emacs?

--JanneJalkanen, 09-Aug-2005

Typical naming problem... :( There's emacs-wiki.el the Emacs Lisp package, and there's the website.

--Alex Schroeder, 15-Dec-2005

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