Moving the Ubuntu Wiki to Mediawiki or something else?

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at
Tue Feb 16 22:11:25 UTC 2016

I don't believe community funds paying for a tool that Canonical uses
should even be a consideration. Wiki was an investment Canonical chose to
make and that it should continue to fund as its teams use it for releases
among other things.

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 1:23 PM José Antonio Rey <jose at> wrote:

> Also, I'm leaning towards an open source platform because if not, we
> would have to pay for it. Yes, we do have the community donations fund,
> but we can't always rely on that. What if the cost becomes too big, or
> we're no longer able to afford it? Our wiki would have to go down. And
> if it doesn't come out of the CDF, where would it come from?
> If Canonical is currently hosting the Wiki, and is able to do it, let's
> use the resources we have. The servers are already there, it's mostly a
> matter of setting it up.
> On 02/16/2016 04:16 PM, Elizabeth K. Joseph wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 12:28 PM, Winael <vinzjobard at> wrote:
> >> Well sorry Jono, but I don't think so to use a non opensource software
> is a
> >> good idea, even if the user experience is better.
> >
> > I agree, I think we learned a very hard lesson with vBulletin on
> >, which is still somehow limping along. Let's not make
> > this mistake again :)
> >
> > We want to make sure we stick with an open source platform that we can
> > export from if the company goes away, support is dropped, etc.
> > Preferably a popular one, which is why I lean toward MediaWiki.
> >
> > It's also important to remember before we get into too many
> > alternative things threads, the wiki format has historically worked
> > for us. People use it. People want to use it more. People can't use it
> > because it's slow, times out all the time and is hard to log into.
> > Right now we're in a state were teams are setting up alternate wikis
> > (like Xubuntu using Doku) just to escape the pain that is our current
> > MoinMoin install.
> >
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