[FoRK] Wikis and other tools at work

Dave Long dave.long at bluewin.ch
Sat Aug 30 15:34:13 PDT 2008

> To tie this back to FoRK, the main thing we are missing is a Wiki  
> where we publish the salient points and conclusions of key threads,  
> and maybe another area to capture interesting things of various  
> kinds.  It would take work to reduce discussions to a Wikipedia- 
> like statement of points of view and consensus, but it would make  
> reading the result later much more valuable and likely.  Doing this  
> in a company setting is much easier since there are fewer cases of  
> major contention usually.

well, it hasn't quite been another 2.5 years yet, but:

"[FoRK] Versioned Literate Aspect-Oriented Programming"

was a sketch originally intended to support such schemes — most  
thread discussion text would be forgotten in the wiki view, but  
marked points of view could be gathered together, or everything but  
most recent proposed/agreed consensus points trimmed, in order to  
give a "debate flow"-like overview.  One could alternately fold-up a  
thread to see what points had been agreed and where contention  
remained, or unfold a current consensus to see the evidence and  
reasoning which produced it.*

oddly enough, it did eventually wind up mashed together with a (n  
equally spartan) wiki system:



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* Will Durant
> the present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the  
> present unrolled for understanding

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