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Open Source Software and Wikis

by Tom Johnson on Nov 9, 2006 • 0 Comments
categories: technical-writingweb-design

Intel is coming out with a total web 2.0 package -- a suite that includes tools for blogging, wikis, feeds, and other collaboration tools built in. The suite combines Newsgator, Simplefeed, Socialtext, and Movable Type. Here's the article.

More on Socialtext -- A new product called SocialPoint from SocialText apparently can sit on top of SharePoint. SocialText offers some powerful wiki tools. I am still discovering the power of wikis, but services like Google Docs ( certainly look interesting. Google Docs allows you to essentially use tools comparable to Word and Excel over the web, and have others collaborate on the same projects.

Here's a link to a lot of cool open source software:

And here is a list of unusual deaths as compiled by wikipedia:

Certainly this list is something that no one person could generate alone. I will have to look into ways to harness wikis.

The last two links I found using the Stumble Upon extension for Firefox. It's part of the social software phenomenon -- people vote on cool sites, and the top ranked sites are more likely to be stumbled upon.

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