[FoRK] Wikis and other tools at work

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Sat Aug 30 15:46:55 PDT 2008


This wiki tracks authorship http://www.mememoir.org/

On 8/31/2008 8:34 AM, Dave Long wrote:
>> 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"
> http://www.xent.com/pipermail/fork/Week-of-Mon-20060925/042989.html
>
> 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:
>
> http://en.literateprograms.org/Literate_programming_wiki_%28sh%29
>
> -Dave
>
> :: :: ::
>
> * Will Durant
>> the present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the 
>> present unrolled for understanding
>
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