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Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve always liked wikis, and I have used MediaWiki a lot in the past, and I do like it. One drawback is that the syntax of Dokuwiki is different than MediaWiki, and so the more I use it, the more I forget when I use MediaWiki. But I’m converting my tech wiki to from MediaWiki to DokuWiki. I love it!

New kid on the block: BlackbaudNow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The online help for BlackbaudNow is powered by the open source software MediaWiki. It is well hidden, but a somewhat savvy MediaWiki user will notice the telltale signs (the URLs are one giveaway.) Did they contribute anything back to the MediaWiki community? It is a curious service. It is simple. There are no APIs.

Wiki Syntax madness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I have two other wikis ( a public and private wiki) that are in Mediawiki, on my web host. I didn’t get so far into coding the markup, but I had decided that I’d follow MediaWiki’s syntax, since it was the most popular wiki software. I am an avid Wiki user. Different enough to drive me crazy. is on my todo list.

Software for Collaboration


Confluence or MediaWiki) Blog Network: Community of linked blogs where users interact with posts and feedback (i.e.WordPress or TypePad) What do you think? Everyone suddenly wants to collaborate! Here's our initial breakdown (with thanks to Hershey | Cause Communications, with whom we're working on a comparison of these software types).

The Muppet Wiki! One of the Ten Best Wiki Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Muppet Wiki. For the Making Media workshop I am doing next, I was in search of examples of how wikis might play a role in " Filmmaking 2.0

Resource Roundup 1/10 | Idealware


APIs you can really use (LinuxWorld) 10 mashup-ready public APIs that the programmer types will find useful - including GoogleMaps, MediaWiki, and one that allows you to easily insert comments into any webpage. Ten Web 2.0 Nonprofit Networks Part Three: Using Technology to Build Connectivity (Bamboo Project) A great, although Web 2.0

This guy is right on

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The ED wants file sharing or VNC but won’t even try to use MediaWiki to maintain basic documents. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology This guy is right on April 18, 2007 A blog reader introduced me to a new blog by a guy named Phil Jones.

Web 2

Building Intranet and community network sites


You can do this using an inexpensive hosted service, such as wikispaces or zoho's wiki , or you can install on your own server the original mediawiki or newer full systems such as tikiwiki. These days, having an “Intranet” comes up a lot as a requirement for website projects. It places constituents in individual relationships with you.