[Webcom] Restructuring the wiki

Milo van der Linden mlinden at zeelandnet.nl
Mon Jun 16 05:34:34 EDT 2008

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Yves , je vous remercie de la réponse utile! ;-)

I read the topic on namespaces but I am not sure about how this might be
successfully implemented. Isn't it so that the namespace would require a
change at php level to the wiki?

If not, I would also like to see if we can put up namespaces for local
chapters, and/or language

Jacolin Yves wrote:
> Hi,
> I read your pdf document :/ Forget the first point of my thought ;) Well the 
> second point is not link directly to your proposal, but can take place into a 
> more global enhancement of the structure.
> Y.
> Le Monday 16 June 2008 10:53:01 Jacolin Yves, vous avez écrit :
>> Hi Milo,
>> I followed your change on the wiki this week-end and, even if I did'nt read
>> your pdf file yet, agree with you. Some thoughts:
>> * Use the wiki for your proposal will be better ;)
>> * Why don't use namespace [1] in wiki for Local Chapter?
>> Regards,
>> Y.
>> [1] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Namespace
>> Le Monday 16 June 2008 10:22:15 Milo van der Linden, vous avez écrit :
>>> Hello webcom members.
>>> Lately when querying for core figures about OSGeo (number of active
>>> members, events etc.) I discovered that the wiki structure can use some
>>> enhancement because of double entries, double information, trouble
>>> finding events etc.
>>> I feel that there are 3 important components in the OSGeo wiki:
>>> - People
>>> - Articles/Documents
>>> - Events/Meetings
>>> And that these 3 important components can be structured with cross
>>> referencing using categories. This will reduce doubling of information
>>> and reduce information that is out of date and hard to maintain.
>>> I would like to bring in a proposal for restructuring by:
>>> - Creating a solid base of categories. I set up a proposal for this that
>>> I would like to discuss. The pdf can be found here:
>>> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Image:Osgeo_wiki_structure_proposal_draft.pdf
>>>> Please contact me for the odg (open Office drawing)
>>> - Adding the DynamicPageList extension to the mediawiki installation to
>>> create inline queries for listing in articles.
>>> This extension can be used to auto generate lists.
>>> Examples:
>>> * List Members of the board of directors in (this query would be
>>> selecting articles that are in both "OSGeo Member" and "Board of
>>> Directors" categories)
>>> * List events, future and past that are organized in mexico and which
>>> are spanish spoken (this query would be: "Past Events" OR "Proposed
>>> Events" AND "Espanol" AND "Mexico"
>>> - Make good use of the calendar extension and maybe calendar widget to
>>> show a calendar of all events on the main page.
>>> I strongly believe that introducing language as a category and
>>> restructuring the local chapters will also help to give non-US OSGeo
>>> chapters better control over their own section of the wiki, ease to be
>>> found by people speaking their language and setting a wiki entry point
>>> for their chapter members.
>>> Please let me know if this proposal sounds good. I am (and am willing to
>>> be) spending (more) time in restructuring the wiki so it will be used
>>> even more and better.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Milo van der Linden
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