I see here a key difference in this discussion. One is the open wiki 
like Wikipedia. The other is a corporate blog or wiki. The 
implementation is similar, but inside a company, the wiki contains 
information from trusted sources about *your* project.

It provides a forum and a structure to communicate and share information 
as a team.

And in fact, there are many companies who are providing wiki and blog 
structure for companies to work in a structured collaborative 
environment outside of the open source options.


Chris Borokowski wrote:
> I guess it depends on how informed, disciplined and
> articulate their inner lights are then.
> I've seen some good things from Open Source, and some
> total failures. Two products I use daily were
> developed by single individuals to a standard higher
> than most Open Source projects.
> --- Bodvar Bjorgvinsson <bodvar at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As I see this, Wiki is based on the same generic
>> principal: the inner
>> need to help, the inner need to let your light
>> shine, or (probably
>> most common) a combination of both. Maybe also (as I
>> have experienced)
>> you learn by sharing, because then you have to
>> formulate what you
>> think you know. Which I see as a good thing.
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