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Hi Benjamin, all,

thanks for your kind offer! But before I continue - many of you may have
noticed that we know have some dedicated website mailing list. It is
meant for coordination of all the web presence stuff like the Website,
the Wiki, the Planet, ... So I propose to continue our discussion there,
once all the interested people are subscribed. You

Am Dienstag, den 05.10.2010, 20:03 -0400 schrieb Benjamin Horst:
Clearly, multilingual support will be very important to a successful
wiki. Will we have pages generated in one language and then translated
to others, or do we expect unique pages to be developed in lots of
languages? My guess is that we need to support both--core content will
be translated and mirrored in many languages, while certain content
(especially local projects, for example) will generate new unique
content in their languages.

I've investigated briefly and found this possible approach to the

I talked with the current "he does a lot of things at the same
time"-admin and it seems that he proposes MediaWiki. So I asked him for
resolving the language issue ... and there are two answers at the

a) If we are fine with an English only / mixed language wiki, then we
might get a wiki tomorrow.

b) If we require to handle the language thing in a nice way, then some
more preparations are required that will need a bit more time.

Concerning the latter, I had a look how Wikipedia handles that ... this
seems good to me. As far as I understood, there is a need for a "Wiki
family" that can inter-link several wikis. Each of the wikis is then
accessible via an own sub-domain ... the search will work fine, and
resources like images could be shared.

That is what I (a less technical guy) understands ... Is there anybody
(on this list) who has some experience with that? :-)

I also strongly support Regina's earlier points, especially regarding
the licensing of content community members add. That may be something
to add to the footer of each page in the wiki.

Absolutely! We are really aware of that, since the license is important
if we want to share our work ... 


Just a question: Do you expect news to be in the Wiki, or on the rather
website? Or both?

I'd like us to consider using the wiki for the website, or at least
for a large part of it. (My comment above, "why not use the wiki for
the main part of the site..." was meant to convey that idea.)

Ahh, okay. Since we don't have a dedicated website for LibreOffice yet,
this would be more than fine. Still, I do like the front page of the
Fedora Wiki very much (hint hint *g*).

Regardless of whether we decide on using the wiki for the main site, I
think a strong case can be made to use it to manage our News page. (I
would not recommend duplicating content, News or other, on both the
wiki and separately elsewhere on the site. We should ultimately choose
just one location, wherever it is.)

Agreed :-)


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