Moving the Ubuntu Wiki to Mediawiki or something else?

William Kinghorn williamk62 at
Wed Feb 17 06:14:33 UTC 2016

Hi All,

MediaWiki are trying to make it easier for people to add things, they have
created Visualeditor


On 17 February 2016 at 00:11, Benjamin Kerensa <bkerensa at> wrote:

> 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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