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Wikis Beat E-Mail for Collaboration, Research Says

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| The use of e-mail may persist in corporations as a project collaboration tool 
| to keep team members in the loop, but it's hardly the best route given 
| individuals are often accidentally left off distribution lists, said a member 
| of the open source TikiWiki Community.   
| "E-mail doesn't scale, it's not optimal, it's not efficient," said Marc 
| Laporte, who is also the president of Avantech.net, a Montreal-based 
| developer of collaborative TikiWiki-centric applications.  



Offline Wikipedia for Linux

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| Did you know that it's possible to view the content of the biggest and most
| widely used online encyclopedia without the need for Internet connectivity?
| That's right, Wikipedia, with over 10 million articles in 253 languages can
| be viewed offline in your Linux box anytime, anywhere.


KDE and Wikimedia Start Collaboration

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| KDE e.V and Wikimedia Deutschland have opened a shared office in Frankfurt,
| Germany. As two organizations that share similar goals and organizational
| challenges, they hope that working out of the same space will strengthen and
| expand their links to the Free Culture community, as well as allowing them to
| share resources, experience and infrastructure.


Open-source Wikia Search adds tool to customize results

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| Wikia Search, an open-source search tool launched early this year by
| Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, today opened its platform with a new
| application programming interface (API) that allows individuals or business
| to create interactive search results.
| The Wikia Intelligent Search Extension (WISE) platform, announced Wednesday,
| provides APIs that let third parties provide enhanced search results called
| WISEApps for specific keywords.


Wikia Rolls Out New Features for Open Source Search Project

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| Wikia Search project puts results more firmly in the hands of real people,
| unveils a slew of new features that let users edit, comment on and influence
| search results.  


Wikia: Open Search, Open Source

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| You may not have heard of Wikia Search before. A relatively new project from
| the Wikipedia folks, they've entered the search-engine fray with an attitude
| that is just about as open as it is possible to be. Not only is their
| underlying software open source (under BSD licenses), but the very search
| results themselves are as open to editing as Wikipedia pages.    


Wikia Search Invites Users to Stir the Pot

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| Wikia has a different idea of how a search engine should operate: Humans
| should be involved. Toward that end, it has retooled its fledgling open
| source Wikia Search tool to allow users to collaborate on refining results.  


Wikipedia, Wikia and the Future of Free Culture

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| The Wikipedia’s license allows you the:
| Freedom to copy
| Freedom to modify
| Freedom to redistribute
| Freedom to redistribute modified versions
| He goes on to further refine his term the sum of all human knowledge. He
| describes Wikipedia as an encyclopedia, not a data dump. This is a Global
| Movement to gather content in every single language.  


Niche social networks welcome: Wikia open sources social tools

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| Community wiki building site Wikia, has announced they are allowing their
| social networking platform to become open source. This will allow anyone to
| easily create a social community complete with profiles, avatars, friending,
| etc… within their MediaWiki-based wiki sites.  



Wikia's Search Philosophy: It Takes a Village to Challenge a Giant

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| "What you see here is our first alpha release," says a greeting on the Wikia
| Search site. "We are aware that the quality of the search results is low. Of
| course, before we start, we have no user feedback data. So the results are
| pretty bad. But we expect them to improve rapidly in coming weeks, so please
| bookmark the site and return often."    


Wikia search engine to go live on Monday

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| Search Wikia, the widely awaited search engine from Wikipedia founder Jimmy
| Wales, is slated to make its official debut on Monday, with the bet that an
| open-source, community-driven effort can disrupt and reshape this
| Google-dominated market.  


Wikia Search Project to Launch Jan. 7, Wales says

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| Wales has started to invite a handful of people to test an early version of
| the search platform, which will be publicly launched on Jan. 7, he wrote in
| anemailto the Wikia mailing list Monday.  


Wikipedia like search engine to use Apache Lucene - Nutch

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| The search engine, code-named Wikiasari, would combine open source
| technology and human intervention to deliver more relevant results
| than the algorithm-based systems used today, Wales said Tuesday.
| "Human intelligence is still the best thing we have, so let's let
| humans do what they do best, and computers do what they do best."
| Wales says that the reason for Wikiasari is that search as we know
| it is broken: "It is broken for the same reason that proprietary
| software is always broken: lack of freedom, lack of community,
| lack of accountability, lack of transparency."


Wikipedia founder hunts for gold

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| Wales also puts his faith in the open-source model. He cites Linux
| reseller Red Hat (Charts), a for-profit company built on top of a
| free, open-source software foundation. Many doubted Red Hat could
| build a profitable business around something as defiantly
| not-for-profit as Linux, but the Raleigh, N.C., company proved
| them wrong. Third-quarter revenue for Red Hat was $105.8
| million in 2006, up 45 percent from the previous year.

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