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GetWiki is an interactive PHP/MySQL application for wikis, most notably Wikinfo. It is a highly modified version of version 1.1.0 of the MediaWiki software used to power Wikipedia and other websites. The intention of GetWiki's author, M.R.M. Parrott, was to add some new features to MediaWiki, but it was decided to fork the codebase from the MediaWiki project in January 2004. PHP, short for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is an open-source, reflective programming language used mainly for developing server-side applications and dynamic web content, and more recently, other software. ... David Axmark (left) and Michael Monty Widenius, Founders of MySQL AB, at a conference MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user, SQL (Structured Query Language) Database Management System (DBMS) with an estimated six million installations. ... Look up Wiki in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikibooks has more about this subject: Wiki Science A wiki (IPA: <wee-kee> or <wick-ey> (according to Ward Cunningham) is a type of website that allows users to easily add and edit content and is especially suited for collaborative writing. ... Wikinfo, formerly known as Internet-Encyclopedia (renamed in January 2004), is a fork of Wikipedia initiated by Fred Bauder in July 2003. ... MediaWiki is a Wiki software package licensed under the GNU General Public License. ... The Wikipedia logo. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... In software, a project fork or branch happens when a developer (or a group of them) takes code from a project and starts to develop independently of the rest. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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License

Much of the new GetWiki code was released under a non-commercial-use-only version of the Creative Commons license instead of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This included a feature which introduced XML import of individual articles from any other MediaWiki or GetWiki powered site. This meant that the authors of MediaWiki were unable to use the code in their project (which continues to be completely licensed under the GNU GPL), thus slowing the adoption of this feature. It is possible that this alternative licensing is not allowed under the GPL, because of point two in the section "Terms and Conditions For Copying, Distribution, and Modification", but the GetWiki developers deny this. Version 2 of Some Rights Reserved logo Some Rights reserved logo No Rights reserved logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-12-02, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... GNU (See History for pronunciation) is a free software operating system. ... The GNU logo The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is probably the most popular free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages, capable of describing many different kinds of data. ...


Features

Feature MediaWiki GetWiki 1.0
License GPL Creative Commons
EDIT Button per section yes, configurable yes
REDIRECT pages yes yes, manual cleanup necessary
Categories yes no, due to performance issues
Buttons for next/prev version yes no
Section title in "Edit summary" yes no

The GNU logo The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or simply GPL) is probably the most popular free software license, originally written by Richard Stallman for the GNU project. ... Version 2 of Some Rights Reserved logo Some Rights reserved logo No Rights reserved logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-12-02, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...

Current release

The current stable release of GetWiki is version 1.0.


External links

  • GetWiki website
  • The "GetWiki" article on Wikinfo

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GetWiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (225 words)
GetWiki is an interactive PHP/MySQL application for wikis, most notably Wikinfo.
The intention of GetWiki's author, M.R.M. Parrott, was to add some new features to MediaWiki, but it was decided to fork the codebase from the MediaWiki project in January 2004.
Much of the new GetWiki code was released under a non-commercial-use-only version of the Creative Commons license instead of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Wikinfo | GetWiki:1.0 (803 words)
GetWiki uses a "split" license, where part of the code and the images are not released under the GPL, but under the CCL.
The case with GetWiki is not different in principle, but due to its lack of centrality or influence, a dual license would not prevent commercial usurpation, and the GPL used alone would encourage it.
Therefore, the split licensing of GetWiki may break spirit with the GPL, but it is not meant to prevent otherwise open source applications or derivative works - it is not a patent.
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