- My own work on free software, mainly on MediaWiki, has been motivated by generosity, and of course the satisfaction, reputation and esteem that comes from generosity. I don't want to change the world, I just want to give stuff away.
Range of degrees
I think that there is a range of degrees of quotability represented on this page. The most quotable, I would say, is:
- A notable irony of Wikipedia's popularity is that the editing process of its supporting technology, MediaWiki, is complex to learn. Editing Wikipedia pages requires significant investment to learn MediaWiki's unique and powerful code structure.
- Terry T. Kidd, Irene Chen (2009). Wired for Learning: An Educator's Guide to Web 2.0. Information Age Publishing, Inc.. p. 187. ISBN 1607520966.
By contrast, I think the following quote is a completely unquoteworthy laundry list of applications:
- Canonical has also compiled almost 100 new Charms -- Ubuntu's name for a configuration package for Juju--covering applications such as Memcache, Hadoop, Tomcat, MongoDB, MediaWiki and WordPress.
- Joab Jackson (October 18, 2012). "Canonical Ubuntu 12.10 brings the Internet closer to the desktop". PC World Magazine. Retrieved on October 28, 2012.
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- One particularly notable technical aspect of MediaWiki is the provision for third-party extensions, which add functionality to the wiki engine without the need to disturb the core code.
- Paul Anderson (2012). Web 2.0 and Beyond: Principles and Technologies. CRC Press. p. 135. ISBN 1439828679.
- Development of MediaWiki is now directed by the Foundation, handled by a small team of paid developers, and supported by many volunteers.
- Phoebe Ayers, Charles Matthews, Ben Yates (2008). How Wikipedia Works: And How You Can Be a Part of It. No Starch Press. p. 452. ISBN 159327176X.
- We believe that wikis offer an easy to grasp metaphor for large-scale collaboration and social networking and that MediaWiki is a flexible platform for integrating resources and supporting access to them through REST APIs.
- Mark Chignell, James Cordy, Joanna Ng (2010). The Smart Internet: Current Research and Future Applications. Springer. p. 192. ISBN 3642165982.
- The architecture of MediaWiki is driven in large part by the idiosyncrasies of PHP. When MediaWiki was first developed, it used PHP 4.x, which lacked much in the way of object-oriented programming features.
- Mark S. Choate (2007). Professional Wikis. Wiley Publishing. p. 41. ISBN 0470126906.
- A well-known product of the open source software MediaWiki is the interactive online encyclopaedia Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org).
- Christopher Deacy, Elisabeth Arweck (2009). Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age. Ashgate Publishing. p. 242. ISBN 0754665275.
- The site is based on Wikipedia's MediaWiki platform, which allows anyone to add or edit the available content, provided they register for an account using a verifiable email address.
- MediaWiki is the open source wiki technology underlying Wikipedia. This system is in wide use and offers numerous multimedia extensions as well as easy methods to tag and categorize complex content.
- Roger McHaney, Sir John Daniel (2011). The New Digital Shoreline: How Web 2.0 and Millennials Are Revolutionizing Higher Education. Stylus Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 1579224601.
- MediaWiki is a highly configurable, open source wiki application that powers large-scale wikis.
- Gary B. Shelly, Mark Frydenberg (2009). Web 2.0: Concepts and Applications. Cengage Learning. p. 69. ISBN 1439048029.
- MediaWiki is not equipped with a graphic user interface, meaning the students have to be engaged in writing tags as well as content while working on the wiki.
- George Veletsianos (2010). Emerging Technologies in Distance Education. AU Press, Athabasca University. p. 227. ISBN 1897425767.
- MediaWiki is the software platform underlying Wikipedia; he chose that software because he's "amazed and fascinated" with both Wikipedia and the software underlying it, he said. He wanted to learn more about building wikis, and thought Lostpedia was a good place to start.
- Mitch Wagner (April 26, 2008). "Lost Fans Find Internet Thrills Via Wikis, Games, Second Life". InformationWeek. Retrieved on October 28, 2012.
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