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Date:      Sat, 05 May 2018 14:30:12 -0500
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
To:        Chris Hill <>, FreeBSD Questions List <>
Subject:   Re: Looking for wiki software
Message-ID:  <576B9BAE27C0E4EC5E3A1309@Pauls-MacBook-Pro.local>
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--On May 5, 2018 at 6:53:00 AM -0400 Chris Hill <> 

> Hello list,
> I'm looking for advice and opinions on wiki software. This would be for
> use by a small business group, probably not more than 25 or so users in
> total. The idea is that each user would contribute material on subjects
> in which he is "expert." Eventually we end up with solid documentation of
> our processes and our homegrown software, and then things don't go to
> hell as much the next time someone is nearly killed in an accident.
> I have a reasonably decent machine on which to run this, but still it
> would be nice if the solution were, for example, not too heavy on the
> build- and run-dependencies.
> Other nice-to-haves:
>   . Easy user management, ideally with self-signup
>   . Use with http server of my choice, i.e. server-agnostic
>   . TLS supported
> I'd be grateful for any suggestions, or for stories of good or bad
> experiences.

Unless you have someone to manage it who is very technically astute, I 
would NOT recommend mediawiki. It is written by programmers for 
programmers, and requires a great deal of commandline work to get it 
working right. If your admin can't read code, stay away from mediawiki.

I haven't used it, but looked at it in some detail, and I would recommend 
docuwiki. For the size project you're considering, it's probably ideal.

Paul Schmehl, Retired
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson
"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very
intelligent person could believe in them." George Orwell

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