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WikiCreole and its practical applications - the future of wiki interaction

Authors Christoph Sauer (i3G Institut - Hochschule Heilbronn), Chuck Smith (i3G Institut - Hochschule Heilbronn)
Track Technical Infrastructure
License GNU Free Documentation License (details)
About the authors
Christoph Sauer is a researcher at Heilbronn University's i3G Institute where he manages the Software R&D group, including the WikiWizard Project he founded in 2004 and the WikiCreole project. WikiWizard is an open source editor for JSPWiki which combines advanced markup highlighting and wizard dialogs to make wiki editing easier. The group's work also involves setup and maintenance of dozens of wiki installations, plugin development for JSPWiki, and teaching the wikiway to the public. He worked with Audi and Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton, NJ. Before that, he worked as a database programmer with a German ERP company for several years.
Chuck Smith is a researcher at the Heilbronn University's i3G Institute where he works for the Software R&D group. He coordinates the WikiCreole project and is an advisor and tester of the WikiWizard, a WYSIWiki editor for the JSPWiki. He is the founder of the Esperanto Wikipedia (the 15th largest Wikipedia with 83,000+ articles) and a board member of the World Esperanto Youth Organization. He also maintains the JSPWiki record at WikiMatrix.Org. He is the head developer of Amikumu, an Esperanto social networking site with users in 80+ countries.
WikiCreole is a common wiki markup language to be used across different wikis, not replacing existing markup, but instead enabling wiki users to transfer content seamlessly across wikis. Ten wiki engines and four wiki tools have already implemented Creole.
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